JAKARTA, Dec 21, 2011/ — Held last November 12th – 18th, 2011, the Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) is Indonesia’s definitive fashion event showcasing Indonesian fashion design talents as well as the progress of its burgeoning fashion and creative industry.
Its goal is to establish the city of Jakarta as a global fashion hub. Most shows are invites-only, reserved for buyers, local and foreign media, socialites, celebrities and the rest of the fashion-loving public.
This year’s schedule of events showcased a more vibrant and diverse line-up of participating designers. Over 150 designers—local, regional and international— unveiled their collections at JFW.
The opening night featured four of ASEAN’s global talents: Biyan from Indonesia, the Singapore-born England-based Ashley Isham, Malaysia’s Bernard Chandran and Thailand’s Tube Gallery.
JFW also hosted British milliner Justin Smith’s collaboration with Oscar Lawalata. The closing event, the much anticipated Dewi Fashion Knights, featured Indonesia’s elite designers such as Tex Saverio, Sebastian Gunawan, Sally Koeswanto, Sally Djojokartiko and Auguste Soesastro.
Jakarta Fashion Week is organized by event management company Azura Activation, which is a subsidiary of Femina Group, a publishing company, which since its founding in 1971 has been active in promoting the Indonesian fashion industry through various editorial initiatives and events.
Jakarta Fashion Week took place from 12-18 November 2011 at the Pacific Place Shopping Mall in South Jakarta.