Jakarta Fashion Week and Melbourne Fashion Festival recently celebrated the 2nd Young Australian Designer to present a runway collection at Jakarta Fashion Week as part of a Runway Exchange program facilitated by the Australia-Indonesia Centre.
The Australia-Indonesia Runway Exchange is a 3-year partnership between Jakarta Fashion Week and Melbourne Fashion Festival. This year, Khim Hang from HAN presented his collection in a runway show that formed part of the Australia Showcase at Jakarta Fashion Week. The Australia Showcase was held on October 26 as part of Jakarta Fashion Week which ran from October 23 – 30. Over 600 VIP guests and 100 media attended the Australia Showcase at Jakarta Fashion Week.
Alpha60, hosted by the Australian Embassy also presented a runway show during the Australia Showcase. As part of the event, the Chairs of both Jakarta Fashion Week and Melbourne Fashion Festival presented the 3rd Young Indonesian Designer Award prize to IKYK, who will present a runway collection at Melbourne Fashion Festival in March 2017.
The Hon Julie Bishop MP who was on a scheduled visit to Indonesia at the time, stopped in to congratulate the fashion designers and reaffirm support for fashion diplomacy initiatives between the two countries.