Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 promotes eco-friendly fashion

Models wear costumes designed by Musa Widyatmodjo at the opening ceremony of Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama) The Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs (APPMI), the organizer of the ongoing Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2019, has announced its commitment to promoting sustainability in the industry by supporting eco-friendly fashion. “We recognize the importance of business sustainability and are excited to support the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion,” designer and IFW 2019 president and founder Poppy Dharsono said. IFW in explaining…

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Indonesia fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan goes global

An Indonesian designer has drawn global attention with a collection featuring hijabs combined with glittering gowns and flowing tunics, defying conservative critics in her homeland who say the outfits are not modest enough. When Anniesa Hasibuan showcased her collection at last month’s New York Fashion Week, it was the first time the prestigious annual event saw all the models on the catwalk sporting headscarves. The 30-year-old, who was the first Indonesian to have her own show at the event, won praise from fashion critics around the world, which she said…

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