International Islamic Fair (IIF), which will be held on October 20-23 2016, will become a major force in the worldwide muslim fashion industry. The cause behild the claim is simple: the Jakarta-based event, held in JiExpo Kemayoran, will showcase international fashion designers and fashion bloggers to Indonesia.
Magda Safrina as the Chairman of IIF has stated that she is on a mission to pave the way for the Indonesian muslim fashion industry to go international, as well as make Jakarta a worldwide fashion center, especially for muslim apparel.
“The presence of international designers and fashion bloggers will be important; they have to witness for themselves the wealth of the Indonesian muslim fashion industry,” said Magda.
Apart from that, she enthused, the presence of international designers and fashion bloggers could also provide a medium for creative exchange and business opportunities between the guests and the local fashion industry.
A number of prominent names have been invited and confirmed to become part of the fashion line-up as well as speakers in the event; for this purpose, IIF has appointed Franka Soeria as Advisory Council.
Franka is the Deputy PR of Indonesia Fashion Chamber (IFC), who currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey. This Jakarta-born woman has a background in fashion journalitm in one of Indonesia’s biggest media.
Franka is now well-known as an active member of the world fashion community and a person of great importance in Southeast Asian fashion shows. In Turkey, Franka works as an International Relation Manager at Modanisa.com, while also being a co-founder of Alahijab.com.
One of Franka’s great achievements is that she, along with a number of important names in fashion, is one of the people responsible for Istanbul Modest Fashion Week. The event has become an important force in the world modest fashion industry, and has been covered by some of the world’s biggest media, among them The New York Times, The Guardian, dan The Daily Mail.
Franka has also personally written for the columns of a number of publications both local and abroad, such as Yahoo, Washington Post, Fusion, Ozy, Kompas, Nova, Noor Magazine, Daily Sabah, Trans TV and RTV.