JAKARTA, Nov 2, 2012/ — Jakarta Fashion Week is Southeast Asia’s definitive fashion event held annually to highlight Indonesian fashion industry and establish Jakarta as a reputable fashion capital in Asia.

This year more than 59 shows featuring over 180 designers will present their latest collections on November 3rd – 9th 2012 in Plaza Senayan Jakarta. This time around, the event has also attracted the attention of several prominent international buyers from major international retailers, including Istean Department Store of Japan and Harvey Nichols of Britain, who have confirmed their attendance.

The event will open November 3rd by featuring the creation of two maestros: Sebastian Gunawan from Indonesia and Lie Sang Bong from South Korea.

Sebastian Gunawan is one of Indonesia’s leading designers who has won various international recognitions including the ‘International Apparel Federation World Young Designer Award’ in Barcelona in 2004.

Lie Sang Bong, who is now based in Paris, was crowned as ‘The Best Designer of the Year in 2009’ in Seoul and has been showing at Paris Fashion Week since 2002. Celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Rihanna have been reported to have worn his creations.