Kebaya – Fashion Show in Bali
This year’s 100 Kebaya Exhibition was held from April 29th to 30th, 2016 in Institut Seni Indonesia or ISI (Indonesian Art Institute) Denpasar. The event was organized by Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC) Denpasar together with the ISI and Dewan Kerajinan Nasional or Dekranasda (National Arts and Crafts Council) Denpasar. The first 100 kebaya Exhibition was held in 2015, this year there were 120 beautifully made kebayas took part with the theme: The Charm of Archipelago. On the first day, there was a talk show with Ferry Sunarto to explore the other sides of kebaya, "Love our own national fashion, before you love other countries fashion". There were also few dresses exhibited at the venue, along with few sketches by the designers, inviting audiences to admire the craft and dedication up close. On the second day, the fashion show was presented in 2 sessions; the first one was introducing masterpieces done by ISI students and guest designers. The second session was displaying the work of art by designers of IFC Denpasar, Makassar, Jakarta, and Bandung. Around 18 designers took part in this exciting event. The seats were full with VIPs and invitees, the designers were thrilled, and journalists were ready to capture the momentum.