The sixth annual Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) opened on October 19th as the largest fashion event in the Southeast Asia region. This magnificent event will continue until the 25th. It will present an even larger number of shows and participating designers and labels than in the years before. Due to its prestige, Jakarta Fashion Week has attracted a greater number of foreign buyers along with a number of local brands, especially those brands included under JFW’s capacity building program, all of whom are making tractions in the global arena.
“JFW 2014 involves many more designers, models and it has more than 75 fashion shows, thousands of looks, all indicating significant increase from last year which reaffirm its status as the largest fashion event in the country and the region. We are also happy to see that some of the designers who have enrolled in our programs have begun to make international presence,” says Svida Alisjhabana, Chairman of the JFW 2014 organizing committee.
This year JFW will feature 240 designers/labels, 77 shows, 7 international designers, 3000 looks and 350 models. In the spirit of tradition and Indonesian pride, the event is held every year at the Senayan City Mall in Jakarta.
What makes JFW 2014 even more unique, and that much more special, than previous years is that this year’s opening will feature only Indonesian designers, including those whom specialize in Muslim wear. These designers are those who have become participants in a special development program called Indonesia Fashion Forward, which is run by the JFW, the British Council and the London-based Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE).
These designers include: Jeffry Tan, Friedrich Herman, Major Minor Signatures, Nur Zahra, Jenahara, Dian Pelangi, Albert Yanuar, Toton, Yosafat Dwi Kurniawan and Tex Saverio, who had recently showed in Paris Fashion Week.
This year, Jakarta Fashion Week 2014 is sponsored by Bank Mandiri, Senayan City, L'Oreal Professionnel, The Body Shop, Matahari Department Store, Bellini, Juara Skincare, Mazda Motor Indonesia, 5asec, You C Vitamin Water, Tiger Air Mandala, Acer, and C’s Nail Academy.
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