JAKARTA, Nov 15, 2009 / FW/ — Just like last year where there was a catwalk dedicated to fashion befitting a devout Moslem woman, Jakarta Fashion Week via APPMI presented 5 designers that proposed high fashion costumes for the Moslem fashionista.
Designer Yessi Riscowati, who also practices Islam proposed trousers, tunics and floor-length dresses for daywear and eveningwear, the delineation between the two was declined with the fabric and the choice of colors.
Daywear consisted mostly of chiffon and silk, while eveningwear used metallic.
And, if you are wondering why there is a Moslem catwalk at Jakarta Fashion Week, it is because Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, although officially it is not an Islamic state. (Indonesia is a republic.)