General Chairperson of the Indonesian Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs Association (APPMI) Poppy Dharsono said the Indonesian fashion industry must be able to provide an economic impact on regional superior products in Indonesia. "The point is Indonesia must be able to create its own trends, because our market is able to provide an opportunity for superior products in the region to be transformed into fashion trends in Indonesia," he said when met at the launch of the Indonesia Fashion Week 2023 campaign with the theme "Segara dari Timur". ", at Sarinah Jakarta, Friday.
He said, apart from referring to superior products from various regions in Indonesia such as Gorontalo, Lombok, Garut and others, the latest trends could also refer to information from Paris, London and Milan. Regarding the color trends that will develop this year, the fashion designer said that silver and tosca colors will be the choices of millennials and gen Z.
"Right now millennials and zienials (gen-Z) have started to grow, we have to be able to give a phase to millennials and gen Z as well as Boomers so that everyone feels represented," said Poppy. At the Indonesia Fashion Week 2023 event, his party is collaborating with the province of Gorontalo to develop the potential of Gorontalo's typical Karawo woven fabric.
The aim is to give space for Karawo weaving to be known and improve the quality of textiles so that people don't only know batik, and also promote Gorontalo as a tourist destination. "The point is, through Indonesia Fashion Week, Gorontalo can also promote its tourism because it is beautiful too," he said.
Poppy also wants each region to be able to transform its products and make these products up to date and easy to use by all groups.