To celebrate the national batik day, the gantari fashion show will be held at the Prambanan temple. Celebrating National Batik Day 2021, Play Indonesia collaborates with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, as well as around 1,000 creative actors to hold a fashion show titled ‘Gantari, The Final Journey to Java’. No kidding, the runway was hold in the Prambanan Temple area.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno fully supports this activity. According to him, Gantari is not just a matter of fashion shows with the beauty of the nation’s heritage as the main spectacle, but also promoting creative economic actors in the region.
“This activity opens up job opportunities because it involves many people, including 100 models who will wear 125 ready-to-wear batik collections from Lakon Indonesia. Of course, the other goal is to preserve the nation’s culture,” said Minister Sandiaga Uno at the Sapta Pesona Building, Jakarta, Monday (4/10/2021).
Sandiaga explained that the Gantari fashion show is also expect to bring batik closer to millennials. “Currently millennials dominate and by bringing the heritage of this nation closer to them; it means that millennials will use batik more and more,” he added.
Furthermore, Theresia Mareta, Founder of Lakon Indonesia; tries to explain what the ready-to-wear batik collection will be like at Gantari at Prambanan Temple.
“The collection will be soft. This fashion show is not just celebrating National Batik Day, but also appreciating Indonesia’s culture,” he said.
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According to Theresia, Gantari is a form of respect for women, because they are the key to human civilization in the past, present, and future. So, even though the batik collection will have subtle nuances; it still shows the strength of women who are strong; and play a big role in someone’s life in the world.
The fashion show ‘Gantari, The Final Journey to Java’ will last for 90 minutes on October 9, 2021. At the event, there will be special guests invite to directly see the show; a total of 250 people with the implementation of very strict health protocols.
The event, which can be watched on the Ministry of Tourism’s Youtube, Indonesian Play, and the Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival (JF3) is known to be the end of a journey in Java, but the beginning of a new adventure.
“After Java, we will try to explore Eastern lands, one of which is Sumba weaving. This is not the end of the journey to appreciate the nation’s culture, but the beginning,” added Theresia.
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