Australian Embassy

Australian and Indonesian Designers on Show at Jakarta Fashion Week 2018

Media Release

20 October 2017

Australian menswear designer Chris Ran Lin will share the stage with two Australian alumni at one of Indonesia’s most prestigious fashion events, Jakarta Fashion Week.

The Melbourne-based designer will showcase his latest collection at the Australian Embassy runway show on Saturday 21 October from 1.30pm-2pm. Lin uses intricate knitted patterns to produce elaborate knitwear and wool tailoring that is colourful and soft, but masculine.

He will be joined by Indonesian designers Jenahara Black Label with its contemporary luxury collection, and Monday to Sunday, which has created designs with a unique twist of detailing and playful cutting resulting in atypical pieces.

The designers behind the two labels, Jenahara Nasution and Mellyun Xing have participated in an Australia Awards international business readiness short course for the fashion and textile sector.

The Australia Awards is a prestigious scholarship funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of Indonesian leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

Australian Chargé d'Affaires to Indonesia Dr Bradley Armstrong said the collections being presented reflect the sophistication and creativity of Australian and Indonesian fashion designers.

“These designers are at the cutting edge of global fashion trends and it’s exciting to see their new collections at Jakarta Fashion Week,” Dr Armstrong said.

This is the fourth year Australian designers have featured at Jakarta Fashion Week, which not only reflects the diversity of the two countries’ relationship but also the importance of the fashion industry to both economies.

Every year, the fashion industry adds $12 billion to the Australian economy and $15 billion to the Indonesian economy.  The fashion industry also employs over 220,000 Australians and 4 million Indonesians.

Media should register to attend Jakarta Fashion Week at