One of the largest fashion weeks and trade shows in Asia, the Hong Kong Fashion Week organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, has drawn 1,400 exhibitors from 23 countries every year. The fashion institute selected four students from its collaboration project Jessica Welia Halim, Julianto, Raegita Zoro and Rilya Krisnawati — to present their collections at HKFW 2018.
Four Indonesian fashion students from Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia (IMBI) had a rare chance to present their Fall/Winter 2018 collections in this international event. This opportunity was the result of the teamwork between the Italian fashion institute and one of the biggest fashion associations in the country, Indonesia Fashion Chamber (IFC).
Between August and October 2017,Ali Charisma, the chairman of IFC, mentored six of the institute's final-year students. Jessica used songket fabric from Palembang for her collection, traditionally recognized as "the queen of all fabrics. Besides connecting with Hong Kong buyers, Jessica is also in correspondence with buyers from India and France.
Raegita Zoro's collection, called "Rebellious Part 2," also won the attention of Hong Kong's fashionista. Julianto on the other hand has presented a women's ready-to-wear collection called embrace it features elegant evening dresses in soft natural hues, embellished with crystals, pearls and sequins
Raegita's punkish collection is subjugated by black fabric with occasional bursts of yellow, lime green and pink. Buyers from India and Dubai have expressed their interest in Raegita's collection.