In May 2012, I was in Jember, East Java and I had a chance to stop by into Dynand Fariz studio. This is a secretariat and a place where the “JFC kids” hangout. What does JFC? It is the Jember Fashion Carnival. A pioneer of annual creative fashion carnival in Indonesia, which was then followed by other cities such as Solo Batik Carnival and Jogja Java Carnival.
When I stopped there, the people were preparing the Jember Fashion Carnival 2012, which would be held in July. Unfortunately, on the D-day, I’ve just finished a long journey and there were many works to be done. So, I missed the event.. 😦
The interesting words that I found there is: To improve human resource assets and cultural richness does not necessarily have to go through a long cultural heritage excavation. We can achieve these goals through the creation of a new masterpiece that has never been done before. Because the culture itself, is always starting from nothing.
Here are the photos when I was there. While, the carnival photos can be viewed on the Jember Fashion Carnival website here.