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Source: Jakarta Fashion Week
Jakarta Fashion Week 2016 to Open on 24 October

JAKARTA, Oct 8, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Jakarta Fashion Week 2016, the main fashion week in Indonesia and the largest in Southeast Asia, will open on October 24 at Senayan City, Jakarta. The Fashion Week will be a landmark for Indonesian fashion, in which hundreds of Indonesian and foreign designers, including designers from Japan, Thailand, and South Korea, will celebrate and showcase their best work, with full international coverage.

In its eighth year, Jakarta Fashion Week is receiving full support from Senayan City, a complex dedicated to high-end shopping in Jakarta. Svida Alisjahbana, CEO of Femina Group & Chairman of Jakarta Fashion Week 2016, expressed gratitude to Senayan City for their support of JFW 2016, "Support from Senayan City is very meaningful to Jakarta Fashion Week as Senayan City is a premium shopping destination that represents high-end boutiques from Italy and France, as well as various other fashion brands from around the world.

"With the convening of JFW 2016 in Senayan City, Jakarta Fashion Week will have a value comparable to the fashion brands stationed there, and this is something that is very encouraging. It is time to introduce Indonesian fashion labels to the public so that they can understand and love the creativity apparent in our local products that is no less great than those in the products of international brands."

Veri Y. Setiady, CEO of Senayan City stated, "For the third time, Senayan City warmly welcomes the presence of Jakarta Fashion Week as a barometer, and a means of welcoming new fashion trends in our homeland. Along with the celebration of Senayan City 9 Infinite Years, Senayan City will present an exclusive collaboration entitled Capsule Collection F/W 2015 which will feature designers DanjyoHiyoji, KLE, and Hunting Fields, with creations made specifically for JFW 2016. The Capsule Collection F/W 2015 and TIKprive X Stella Rissafashion show will present at the Fashion Tent in JFW 2016 on October 29."

More than ready to welcome fashion lovers' enthusiasm for JFW 2016, Senayan City will also present fashion shows featuring the latest collections from tenant brands, such as Bebe, Promod, and Debenhams.

Supporting the fashion industry in Indonesia, Jakarta Fashion Week is also sponsored by the National Craft Council / Dewan Kerajinan Daerah (Dekranasda) DKI Jakarta. "The collaboration between Jakarta Fashion Week and Dekranasda DKI Jakarta is a journey we've been taking for years. Together with Jakarta Fashion Week, Dekranasda aims to hone the creativity of members who have the talent and desire to move forward and expand worldwide," said Svida.

As an organization involved in developing handicraft products, Dekranasda Jakarta seeks to encourage quality crafts, which have become an icon of the capital. Jakarta itself is a metropolitan city that has become a melting pot of various cultures, and its dynamic city life works as a source of inspiration which is translated into a variety of creative products. Yet the translation into creative products, particularly crafts, has not been explored to the fullest.

Dekranasda attempts to present a variety of innovations in product development for Jakarta's artisans by improving the quality, design, packaging and branding of crafts, facilitating access to finance for entrepreneurial initiatives, and organizing various promotional events such as exhibitions, curations, and competitions.

Recognizing the need for cooperation with various parties who have similar values in craft development, and especially in fashion, Dekranasda is delighted to collaborate with Jakarta Fashion Week. From June until the end of 2015 in collaboration with JFW, Dekranasda and the Wanita Wirausaha Femina program are providing a series of training programs aimed at improving the competence of artisans in production and business management. In addition, JFW supports Dekranasda in curating products that will be presented at JFW 2016, with an eye to international markets. Dekranasda also participates in the Indonesia Fashion Forward program, featuring creative fashion products that represent the city.

About Jakarta Fashion Week

Jakarta Fashion Week is a platform for Indonesian fashion industry movers. As the major fashion week in Indonesia, Jakarta Fashion Week aims to provide direction for Indonesian fashion industry and demonstrate the talents and creativity of the fashion workers in the country. Throughout the year, Jakarta Fashion Week also held a variety of capacity building programs in order to develop international industry players. Jakarta Fashion Week is organized by Azura Activation, part of Femina Group. To see more, please visit www.jakartafashionweek.co.id.


Widya Erweniati
Public Relations, Jakarta Fashion Week
Tel: +6221 526 6666, 520 9370, 525 3816
Fax: +6221 526 2131, 520 9366
E-mail: Widya.Erweniati@feminagroup.com
Twitter: JKTfashion
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Website: www.jakartafashionweek.co.id

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: Jakarta Fashion Week

Sectors: Fashion & Apparel, Retail & eCommerce
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