The second day of Indonesia Sports Fashion Week 2016 at Ancol Beach City Mall (ABC Mall) kicked off with a fashion show for kids from Barli Asmara’s collection. Unlike the first day, this time the organizer opted for focusing on children’s wear, of course, still in line with the theme—sports fashion. Indonesian designer, Barli Asmara, showcased some of his creations, kids’ wear with emphasis on active and sporty looks. On the catwalk the kid models looked really comfortable and did their run like their adult counterparts. And true to their nature, they seemed to be having fun with some showing occasional hesitation.

Today’s fashion show only showcased Barli Asmara’s collection, as in the evening, Vice President Jusuf Kalla is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of TAFISA Games 2016 at Carnaval Beach just outside ABC Mall. Nevertheless, the event lasted until late afternoon with Wonderkid Puri Siwa which mixed live music, dances and fashion show. This was followed by cultural performances featuring traditional dances, and was closed with live music by Concordia Band.On the first day, three Indonesian designers, Poppy Dharsono, Corrie Kastubi, and Handy Hartono, showed their creation, as well as the collection from Nudenim and Razaq Jaya,brands from Garut which combine leather in the jacket and bag designs.

Poppy Dharsono’s creations featured resort style using long fabric wrapped around the models’ figure. Her creations highlighted Pekalongan batik fabric made in Sragen. Corrie Kastubi presented some sportswear looks which boasts combination of manufactured fabric, like spandex, parachute and velvet, with traditional fabric, including tapis Lampung, woven fabric from Sengkang, Makassar, NTT and Sijunjung from West Sumatera.The next designer was Handy Hartono which combined cotton fabric processed with tie dye technique, and shibori which was combined with batik.

On the third day, visitors can see Indonesian Sports and Resort Fashion Highlight by 72 designers which carries the theme Fashion, Music and Dance Collaboration and Fit and Happy Fashion Choreography by Ari Tulang.

The event which coincides with the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games is presented by Indonesian Fashion Designers Association(APPMI).About TAFISA Games 2016, Poppy Dharsono had this to say prior to the event: “We see that TAFISA provides a good opportunity for exposing the public to the sport fashion industry. Many designers have been working with sportswear brands, and this has helped the brand get more notice.” (Photos: Media Centre TAFISA/ANTARA FOTO/Saptono)