Southeast Sulawesi-born designer Irma Intan uses silver to represent grace and class, and maroon to represent bravery, at the 6th Indonesia Sharia Economic Festival, Jakarta, on Thursday. (JG Photo/Nur Yasmin)
Muslim Fashion Show Showcases Indonesia's Weave, Batik Heritages
BY :NUR YASMIN
NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Jakarta. Over 70 Indonesian designers held a Muslim fashion show during the 6th Indonesian Sharia Economic Festival, in Jakarta, on Thursday and Friday.
Backed by the Bank of Indonesia who collaborated with the Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC) and Indonesia Halal Lifestyle Centre (IHLC), this fashion show aims to reach potential local and foreign consumers.
“Ethical and sustainable fashion supports Indonesian to be a player in the global halal industry, it concerns all the garment industry's supply chain and cycle, from the source, producing technique, to waste management,” Bank of Indonesia senior deputy governor Destry Damayanti said on Thursday.
She said that Indonesia spends $20 billion or Rp 300 trillion in the Muslim fashion industry, making it the third biggest global consumer. Indonesia aims to be the center of the industry and to promote it internationally.
“The potential of Muslim fashion industry is really huge. According to Thomson Reuters, the Islamic economic market potential is predicted to grow to $3 billion by 2023. World Muslim population is 2 percent of the world or 1.8 billion people,” Destry said.
The designers were assigned to mix batik from various provinces in their designs, also holding on to the sustainability and ethical fashion principle in their process.
The show started with “The Purun” by Vivi Zubedi, Saffana who took up South Sulawesi batik, Itang Yunasz took West Sumatran songket, Rosie Rahmadi with Jakarta-nuanced batik, Tutyadib with Acehnese songket, WAD Studio by Anti Dewi with Espoir theme, Wignyo Rahadi with Tapis from Lampung, Vee House by Alvy Oktrisni with Sarita Toraja batik, Dian Pelangi with Riau songket, Irma Intan with Southeast Sulawesi weave, Neera Alatas with West Nusa Tenggara weave, Defika Hanum with Rhythm theme, and Irna La Perle Heritage with West Javanese Garut Hendar weaving.