The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Los Angeles in collaboration with the Indonesia Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Los Angeles and Indonesian Women Alliance (IWA) are proud to present Explore Indonesia, a comprehensive promotion of Indonesian quality products and tourism destination. Explore Indonesia is a nation branding event to support Indonesian products entering the US market. In the second year since its inception, Explore Indonesia 2017 will have the Ikat fabric and Indonesian tea as featured products.
The calendar of events will start with Explore Indonesia 2017 Business Symposium on September 28th 2017, followed by Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on October 4 – 8th, 2017. There are five Indonesian young and talented designers who have passed the curation process of LA Fashion Week and will showcase their collections: Jeffry Tan, LOTUZ Jakarta, SAV LAVIN by Savira Lavina, BYO by Tommy Ambiyo Tedji and Rinda Salmun. With the most number of designer participation, Indonesia will once again be the LAFW’s Feature Country.
An education forum on the diverse potentials of Ikat fabrics and the uniqueness of the Indonesian tea will be presented on the Explore Indonesia 2017 Ikat & Tea Interactive Workshop on October 6th, 2017.
On October 7th 2017, a day-long festival called Explore Indonesia 2017 Festival – Tea & Ikat will be held at Santa Monica Promenade. The event will feature the talented trio from Papua, Pacenogei, as well as renowned Indonesian artists Ari Sihasale and Nia Zulkarnain from Alenia Pictures. Exhibiting their documentary project, Alenia’s Journey, Ale and Nia will showcase the beauty of the Eastern region of Indonesia. Public could also taste Indonesian tea at the tea tasting lounge, shop on various fabric and ikat products, and enjoy Indonesian photography exhibition and cultural performances. There will also be cultural excursion offers to the islands of Komodo, Bali dan Lombok.
Explore Indonesia 2017 Festival – Tea & Ikat is open to public and free of charge. It will be held on October 7th 2017 at 3rd Street Santa Monica Promonade from 12.00 PM : 07.00PM.