Priyo Oktaviano
Priyo Oktaviano

JAKARTA, Aug 22, 2008 / FW/ — After the Moslem and Ethnic segments on the catwalk, it was time to see contemporary clothing. IPMI (Indonesian Fashion Designer Council) member, Priyo Oktaviano presented his vision of the modern Indonesian woman.

Fluid silhouettes intermixed with architectural shapes, Priyo Oktaviano’s vision can easily still be seen as ‘ethnic’ on the catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Whether this is good or bad depends on the eye of the beholder, the way beauty is.

Ethnicity is good, but with one of the objectives of Jakarta Fashion Week is to make Indonesia a source for high fashion, a wide range of silhouettes need to be offered.

Jakarta Fashion Week is being held from Aug 20 – 24 at the Fashion Tent, Pacific Place Jakarta.

With an expected attendance of 5000 guests viewing more than 600 new designs from 47 designers comprising of 24 APPMI (Indonesian Fashion Designers Association) designers, 18 IPMI (Indonesian Fashion Designer Council) designers, one independent and four Australian designers, it is expected to be the fashion event of the year in the country.
Photos by Lisa Maree Williams/

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