Korean and Indonesian Traditional Dress Collaboration, Hanbok and Batik Meeting Fashion Show

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Indonesia (Ambassador Park Tae-sung) and the Indonesian Korean Cultural Center (KCCI) held the “Hanbok-Batik Fashion Show 2021.

Rami – Hanbok and Batik Fashion Show, a fashion show event in Indonesia with the theme “Meeting of Hanbok and Batik.”

This event will be broadcast live via the YouTube channel KCCI (KCCIndonesia) on Friday, October 22 at 18.00 WIB.

This event aims to promote Korean-Indonesian cultural exchange by introducing and collaborating with the traditional clothing of the two countries, namely, Hanbok and Batik.

This fashion show will introduce the production process of Hanbok and Batik clothing and show the beauty of the traditional dress of the two countries through stage performances that professional models animate.

Please note that this fashion show is run simultaneously in Korea and Jakarta. The runway stage has been prepared at Chojeong Palace, the king’s resting place located in Cheongju, Republic of Korea. There, traditional Hanbok and Hanbok Batik collaborations designed by Hanbok designer Lee Hyo-Jae will be demonstrated.

At the same time, Batik and the collaboration of Kebaya Hanbok, designed by Indonesian batik designer Novita.

Yunus will be exhibited in Jakarta using the virtual backdrop of the Chojeong palace.

In addition, famous artists Lee Jung-hoon and Chika Jessica will participate as MCs to add to the event’s excitement.

In this fashion show, Ambassador Park Tae-sung will appear in Hanbok. Not only that, a series of Indonesian figures such as the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil, Chairman of the Indonesian Batik Foundation Yanti Airlangga, Representatives of the Indonesian House of Representatives Meutya Hafid and Desy Ratnasari, singer Rossa, and the chairman of the Korean Association for Indonesia Park Jae-has also participated as models of honor.

The Ministry of Culture fully supported the Hanbok and Batik Fashion Show, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (Minister Hwang Hee), and the Korean Design and Craft Culture Promotion Agency (Director Kim Tae-hoon).

In his remarks, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Airlangga Hartarto, hoped that today’s fashion show would also encourage people from our two countries to collaborate more in the creative industry sector and take part in the economic recovery efforts of the two countries.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, Nadiem Makarim, also delivered a congratulatory speech saying, with the Hanbok and Batik Fashion Show 2021, let’s celebrate the fusion of our cultures for a more robust and warmer friendship between Korea and Indonesia.

Meanwhile, as the organizer of this event, Ambassador Park Tae-sung emphasized that Hanbok and Batik are cultural heritage and symbols that symbolize Korea and Indonesia. Through this Hanbok and Batik collaboration event, the beauty of the two clothes will unite on stage.

“I hope this Hanbok-Batik Fashion Show brings the two people closer to become special friends like siblings through increasing understanding of Korean and Indonesian cultures and more intensive cultural exchange activities,” he said.

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