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Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 Highlights Kalimantan’s Cultural Riches

Jakarta. Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 kicked off at the Jakarta Convention Center on Wednesday with the theme “Cultural Values,” inspired.Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 kicked off at the Jakarta Convention Center on Wednesday with the theme Cultural Values, inspired by the cultural riches of Kalimantan.

From the design of the venue for IFW 2019, to the fashion and the iconic models, we can see illustrations of shields and fauna and flora that are unique to Kalimantan, which the designers used as sources of inspiration and imagination in their designs, Indonesia Fashion Week president Poppy Dharsono said at the opening ceremony.So that the culture of Kalimantan can be more widely known through the work of the fashion designer, added Poppy, who is also chairwoman of the Indonesian Fashion Designers Association (APPMI).

There are hundreds of participants, including fashion businesses and designers from various parts of the archipelago, at this years iteration of Indonesias biggest annual fashion event. In total, IFW 2019 will include 20 fashion shows, competitions and talk shows.Ten designers Jeny Tjahyawati, Anna Budiman, Lia Afif, Klaudi Pelealu, Julie Kaimuddin, Melanie, Ida Noer Haris, Rani, Lenny Rafael and Tuty Adib from various parts of the country, have been recognized by APPMI as rising-star designers.They were given the honor to present their designs, as part of their collaboration with Caren Delano, one of Indonesias most notable designers.

The event space, stage and surroundings are decorated to reflect Indonesian culture.Starting from the stage and the whole space, the exhibition arena and competition will be directed to all aspects that strengthen Indonesian identity, so all the models participating in the fashion shows are all authentic Indonesians, Poppy said.

She said the event does also not neglect environmental and social issues, and adheres to the principle of ethical fashion through sustainability, by raising awareness of the impact the industry has on the environment.Since the inaugural Indonesia Fashion Week in 2012, the event has been held annually to provide direction and give an overview of the countrys fashion industry.It aims to support designers and fashion industry players from across the archipelago and abroad.May Myat Waso, a designer from Myanmar, also displayed her fashion designs during the opening.The event ends on Sunday.

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APR Plots Indonesian Viscose-Rayon to Take Over World Fashion

Jakarta. Asia Pacific Rayon, or APR, is one of the largest integrated producers of viscose-rayon in Asia. Asia Pacific Rayon, or APR, is one of the largest integrated producers of viscose-rayon in Asia.
The sustainably-produced fibre is commonly used in outerwearfrom casual shirts to coatsand now the company wants it to be used in haute couture as well. It also believes that the increasingly fine fabric can boost Indonesias textile exports.The company is part of global pulp giant Royal Golden Eagle, controlled by conglomerate Sukanto Tanoto, and had just opened a new plant in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, early this year.The Riau plant will be capable of producing 240,000 tons of viscose-rayonsoft fiber made from dissolved celluloseevery year.
On Thursday (28/03), APR showcased the results of its collaboration with eight Indonesian fashion designers who turned out high-fashion outfits using viscose-rayon as part of the 2019 Indo Intertex fashion and textile exhibition held at JIEXPO Kemayoran in East Jakarta.We use sustainable raw material and clean manufacturing to produce our viscose, Cherie Tan, APRs vice president of communications, said at the event.We track the sources of our raw material and are committed to be transparent about it. We only use dissolved pulp certified to have no deforestation links, she said.
The company hopes its fine viscose-rayon can soon be found on the catwalks of Paris, Milan and New York as part of the couture collections of many creative young designers from Indonesia trying to make it on the world stage.Indonesias textile and fashion industry has enormous potential.The government is targeting textile exports of $15 billion this year, Muhdori, the Industry Ministrys textile, leather and footwear director, said. Last years figure was $14 billion.The Indonesian Textile Association (API) estimates the value of Indonesian textile exports can reach a whopping Rp 444 trillion ($31 billion) by 2025.APR is the future of Indonesian textiles, simply because dissolved pulp is the future of the global textile industry, Muhdori said.
APRs director Basrie Kamba said locally made viscose-rayon will offer a big boost to Indonesias creative economysomething President Jokowi has been especially keen on. Until recently, Indonesia still relied on imports for the material.The designers who collaborated with us and were on show today are proof that Indonesia is more than capable of producing high-quality fashion using viscose-rayon. This textile actually gives designers a competitive advantage, Basrie said.APR plans to exports 96,000 tons of viscose-rayon this year, mostly to Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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World's largest bee found in Indonesian rainforest in 'holy grail' discovery

A long-lost giant bee, which had not been seen since 1981, has been rediscovered by scientists in an Indonesian rainforest. Mechachile Pluto, also known as Wallace's giant bee, is four times the size of a honeybee and the largest in the world, with its …

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Aman-19: Desire for peace

Robert D Kaplan contends that the Greater Indian Ocean, stretching eastward from the Horn of Africa all the way to the Indonesian archipelago and beyond may comprise a map as iconic to the 21st century as Europe was to the 20th. With all the …

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