Monday 24 October 2016 - 14:30 to Wednesday 26 October 2016 - 18:18

Fashion Futures looks into the future possibilities of the fashion industry through discussions on sustainability and collaborative product of young Indonesian and British designers.

Monday 24 Oct, 14.30, The Hall, 8th Floor, Senayan City - Sustainable Fashion Forum

Leading designers meet industry and government representatives in our second Sustainable Fashion Forum, unpicking the economic, political and cultural challenges that need to be addressed to create a fashion revolution.

Free. To attend sign up on the link above.

Monday 24 Oct, 17.30, Fashion Tent, Senayan City - Billie Jacobina X Lekat and Rosella May X SOE Jakarta

Two young UK designers, Billie Jacobina and Rosella May, showcase their collaboration with Indonesia Fashion Forward designers, Lekat and SOE, through fashion shows and a pop-up exhibition at Senayan City as a part of Jakarta Fashion Week.

The collaborative work is a result of a residency programme in August 2016. Billie and Rosella spent three months visiting Baduy and Pekalongan respectively to learn about the traditional artisanship of Indonesia’s fashion culture.

The Indonesia Fashion Forward programme aims to explore the future of fashion that values creativity, commerce, people and environment in equal measure.

Free. To attend sign up on the link above.

Wednesday 26 Oct, 16.30, Fashion Tent, Senayan City - Richard Malone and fréj

See the best of UK creativity from rising star Richard Malone, whose unique and artisanal approach to design has been acclaimed by the BBC as one of the “Best Young Artists under 25 in the UK”, alongside the  first runway debut of Jakarta-based, Central Saint Martins graduates fréj and their new fréj-a-porter womenswear collection.

Free. To attend sign up on the link above.

About Fashion Futures

We love creativity, we love new clothes: we love fashion.

But in recent years, more and more fashion lovers – both designers and consumers – have become aware of some of the side-effects of our global love affair with fashion: its impact on the environment, and on the people who make the clothes. 

Now they want to reshape the industry, to value creativity, commerce, people and environment in equal measure. And it’s young Indonesian and UK designers who are leading the way to make a better fashion future. 

Fashion Futures has emerged from the Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF) programme, which over the last five years has supported 45 designers from across Indonesia with training, collaborations, and exchanges with artisans, designers, and makers. A partnership between British Council, Jakarta Fashion Week, the Indonesian government and Centre for Fashion Enterprise, IFF has enabled designers to explore new UK-Indonesia collaborations and showcase on international stages such as London Fashion Week.

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About the designers

Rosella May

Rosella May

Fashion Designer, Nottingham Trent

Rosella May is a designer who focusses mainly on timeless style with an urban edge. She moved to Nottingham in 2011 to pursue a career in costume design. After changing her degree to focus more on creating textiles and interesting fabrics, Rosella studied Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles. During her degree, she spent a year working with designer Stuart Peters in London. 


Billie Jacobina

Billie Jacobina

Fashion Designer, University for the Creative Arts Rochester

Billie Jacobina Cox is a print designer for both fashion and accessories. Billie’s current work, C-LYF, is inspired by international travel, contrasting influences of Moroccan patterns and architecture with a mystical underwater world. Recently, Billie was awarded the ‘Ones to Watch’ show at Fashion Scout London Fashion Week SS17.

SOE Jakarta

Fashion Designer, SOE Jakarta

SOE Jakarta is born out of a love affair with hand woven textiles and an ode to classic timeless style. Monique Soeriaatmadja’s debut collection used materials developed after hours of discussion with weavers from across Indonesia, who create beautiful fabrics on traditional looms.


Fashion Designer, LEKAT

LEKAT likes to move across time - as an expression of the belief that design should look both pre-modern and post-modern, high-tech through surprises in shapes and colours of the future and patterns of the past. Amanda Indah Lestari has committed to what she confirmed. As the Creative Director of LEKAT, she landmarks every collection as an invention that triumph skills and stories.

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