Feeding the hunger of fashion enthusiasts and shoppers, Mandiri's Pasar Indonesia and Bazaar Fashion Festival has caught people's attention with their vast compilation of fashion shows by renowned and upcoming designers and the big number of stores there.
The event was held from the 22nd-26th of October, 2014 at Jakarta Convention Center.
Many big designers, such as Biyan Wanaatmadja, Sebastian Gunawan, Eddy Betty, Oscar Lawalata and even some young designers like Barli Asmara, have showcased their work through fashion shows, fashion presentations, or IPMI Trendshow.
I attended two fashion shows: Oscar Lawalata's I Am O and Fashion First, a label consisting the works of a couple of local designers. These two shows are completely different from each other as the designers took very different look on their way of self expressions.
The Fashion First show was very diverse in itself because each designer used different cities of the world as their inspiration for the clothing line; while Oscar Lawalata themed his designs on ethnic tribal designs.
Other than the fashion shows, there are many stores that opened a kiosk, ranging from clothes to food. Though most of the payment for food can only be done with Mandiri cards, it was worth the struggle for non-Mandiri card owners.
This event is also a source of opportunity for you who wants to meet various celebrities. At I Am O fashion show, I sat across Dian Sastro (#aadcforlyf). It's an event I recommend you go to next year.