Yosafat Dwi Kurniawan at Jakarta Fashion Week 2014. © British Council.
This year, a number of young talented Indonesian designers have showcased their work on the runway during Jakarta Fashion Week 2014 in Senayan City, as part of this nurturing programme that prepares them to enter the world fashion market.
Indonesian Fashion Forward 2013 selected 12 designers and labels who received personal guidance from a team of experts from the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE), one of London's foremost authorities in business development in the world of fashion. The biggest challenge the designers faced was to prove success in attracting local and international buyers in the Buyer's Room, which opened during JFW 2014.
This collaboration began in November 2011 between Jakarta Fashion Week, British Council, Centre of Fashion Enterprise and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia.