Japanese designer Rieka Inoue's show opens Jakarta Fashion Week 2020 at Senayan City Mall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Local and International Designers Celebrate Indonesia at Jakarta Fashion Week 2020


OCTOBER 22, 2019

Jakarta. Jakarta Fashion Week 2020 kicked off on Tuesday at Senayan City Mall in South Jakarta and will go on until Monday, Oct. 28. The biggest fashion event in Indonesia carries the theme "Celebrating Indonesia" this year, with over 75 fashion shows from more than 270 local and international brands and designers promised to wow local fashionistas.

"The fashion industry is massive. We want to be a catalyst to tie up the whole ecosystem and boost the industry in Indonesia," Svida Alisjahbana, the chairwoman of Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) said on Tuesday.

Some of the big names at JFW 2020 include Albert Yanuar, Peggy Hartanto, BYO, Jenahara, Danjyo Hiyoji, Oscar Lawalata and Natalia Kintoro. Around 2,800 new collections will be on show throughout the event. 

International designers will take turns to light up the runway at JFW 2020, most of them brought in by the British Council, Japan Fashion Week Organization, Korea Model Association and Korea Creative Content Agency.

The South Koreans include Seokwoon Yoon and SETSETSET and the Japanese contingent includes Enharmonic Tavern, Rieka Inoue and Yoakeh. 

Along with trunk shows, JFW 2020 also has the Fashionlink Showroom and Market where visitors can buy wearable products from the designers. This event will be on from Tuesday to Saturday. 

"I hope JFW can keep producing new designers and labels with our mentorship and Fashionlink programs," Svida said.

JFW 2020 is part of Indonesia Creative Week, a campaign to support the creative industry. Other events in the campaign are Brightspot, IdeaFest and the Jakarta Culinary Festival.

A model walks the runway wearing Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo
Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo's Rieka Inoue at Jakarta Fashion Week 2020 on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Models present a creation from Japanese Rieka Inoue during 2020 Jakarta Fashion Week at Senayan City Mall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (22/10). Rieka Inoue open the fashion show with her newest collection tittled:
Inoue opens JFW 2020 with a brand new collection called 'Transparent.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Models display a creation by Yoakeh, a hijab label made by Japanese director Zenta Yoshie at the 2020 Jakarta Fashion Week in Senayan City Mall, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (22/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Yoakeh, a hijab label made by Japanese fashion director Zenta Yoshie. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A model wearing Zenta Yoshie
Zenta Yoshie's Yoakeh hijabs mix up Japanese and Indonesian patterns and motifs. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The atmosphere of Senayan City
South Korean Seokwoon Yoon's 2020 Spring/Summer collection titled 'Nothing Inside,' inspired by Brooklyn street fashion. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Visitors photograph Seokwoon Yoon
Front row seats at the Seokwoon Yoon show. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A model wearing a creation from Seokwoon Yoon at 2020 Jakarta Fashion Week in Senayan City Mall, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (22/10) The Korean young fashion designer showed off his Spring / Summer 2020 collection with the theme
SETSETSET by South Korea's Jang Yoonkyung. The collection is inspired by the Korean flag and flower crown ceremonies. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)