Three top Indonesian designers: Dian Pelangi, Barli Asmara, and Zaskia Sungkar will present their collections inspired by West Nusa Tenggara's traditional hand-woven Ikat fabrics at the New York Fashion Week, scheduled to take place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, USA, on 14th February 2015.
The fabrics of West Nusa Tenggara - the province east of Bali - have been chosen because of their wide diversity that are steeped in rich traditional cultures. As a form of admiration and honoring Indonesia's distinct cultures, the three designers named their fashion show "From Lombok to New York". For the international fashion event, they will feature different themes for each collection.
Staying true to her name, Dian Pelangi will showcase a rainbow (literally translated as Pelangi in Bahasa Indonesia) of colors in her collections which are based on the traditional hand woven fabrics of the Mbojo Ethnic Group of Bima on Sumbawa Island.
"I chose the theme Tales of Tambora to commemorate the Tambora Greet the World - theme commemorating the violent explosion of Mt. Tambora exactly 2 centures ago, - as well as the Hola Tambora Campaign which is aimed to introduce Mount Tambora" to the American public, explained Dian Pelangi at the Sapta Pesona Building, office of the Ministry of Tourism at the Press Conference held on Thursday, 29th January 2015 on the theme: From Lombok to New York.
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