IPMI Designers Take Kain Negeri Forward with New Silhouettes

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2013 will meet its end this Sunday.  Have you tasted the local food there, Ladies?  Or have you had a chance to watch the fashion show?  OR… Have you bought some items at JFFF 2013? :)  Besides the tasty food, I am loving the fashion show.  It’s interesting to see what’s new from our very own designers.  Are there any new prints?  New patterns?  New cutting?  New combination?

Ikatan Perancang Mode Indonesia (IPMI) is one of the shows that I’d been waiting for the most.  This time, ten gesigners participated in this year’s JFFF with the theme Kain Negeri.  Each one of them showcased three looks in this show with Indonesian fabrics.  It’s always heartwarming to see the beauty of our local fabrics. That’s why attending this kind of fashion show is one of my favorite thing to do! :)

Liliana Lim used Kain Ikat, Yongki Budisutisna picked Batik Cirebon, Carmanita displayed her designs with her ethnic trademark, and Era Soekamto chose Batik Berasan and Pisan Bali from Surakarta.  Tri Handoko was also there to make the wearing of Sarung looks so chic!

Barli Asmara brought out Dayak motives in bright fun colors,whereas Didi Budiardjo showcased unique looks with Kain Lunggi from Sambas, and Kanaya Tabitha brought out Kain Tapis from Tenggarong, East Kalimantan. Inspired by a tie-dye technique, Tuty Cholid used it along with traditional fabrics from Sasirangan, South Kalimantan in a green and black combo.  The show closed with beautiful and elegant collection from Denny Wirawan, who used Songket Palembang.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit JFFF, you better hurry up because this Sunday is gonna be the last day for JFFF this year.  Enjoy the food & drinks at Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe and Wine and Cheese Expo.  We also can buy fashion items from the fashion show at Fashion Village.  See the event schedule on the website or follow @JFFF_info. Don’t miss out on the fun! :)

Liliana Lim

Yongki Budisutisna

Tri Handoko

Era Soekamto

Didi Budiardjo

Tuty Cholid

Barli Asmara

Kanaya Tabitha


Denny Wirawan