Dozens of models were so expertly and beautifully moving on catwalk above the stage. Their appearance looked sweet and harmonious with the design of attires posing the local products very nicely designed. It proved that the Island of the Gods did not only have superior dances and gamelan music, but also had the richness in the fabric products.
It was the atmosphere of the Bali Collection Fashion Festival (BCFF) held in Nusa Dua, Sunday (Jun 15). This event was deliberately organized as an attempt to promote local products to domestic and foreign travelers. “This is a platform to promote local products with a touch of fashion designers coalesced into the members of the Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs (APPMI),” said the Public Relations Officer of the BCFF, Gita Sunarwulan.
This first event was held in the mall area of Bali Collection Nusa Dua. In addition to inviting numerous models, the event also involved visitors in the event of I Love Fashion Parade. The participants included the employees of hotels and restaurant located in the BTDC tourist resort as well as local tenants.
Visitors were also involved in the parade. They wore a wide variety of attires with families. As a result, they appeared elegantly among the crowd of visitors looking without a limit. “In this parade, anyone can participate, provided that they put on local products of Bali,” she added.
The event was also filled with coloring competition for kindergarten students, drawing and photo contest, cooking demonstration, painting on ceramics, food and beverage bazaar as well as contest of wearing fashion in combination with jewelry trinkets. The event was also jazzed up with the Balinese art performance, such as the angklung gamelan music.
“As the largest shopping mall complex in Nusa Dua, we will hold a bigger event next year. We would like to promote ourselves because we are the only place where visitors can enjoy Bali as a whole, and it can only be done at shopping mall,” she said. (BTN/015)