Bali, Indonesia (CNS) – After a festive opening and colorful middle, the Bali Fashion Week 2008 has ended with a casual walk down the runway on Friday.
The models donned casual jeans and tank tops as they strutted along the bar table-improvised catwalk at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Center Stage in Kuta. Musical acts by Siluet and Rice Girls followed the swim wear and lingerie collections during the intervals.
The six-day fashion event has become an annual international trade event for buyers and sellers to meet and talk about potential business since its conception seven years ago.
The ModaBali foundation-organized show has presented 50 local and international designers during its production week.
With a theme of Tri Hita Karana, Balinese philosophy meaning harmony between God, human beings and the environment, designers were tasked to create masterpieces reflecting the Fashion Meets Nature concept.
The event opened with a street carnival of models wearing designs made with natural and recycled elements. Designers such as Muji Ananta (Indonesia), Mitch Dulce (Philippines), Lenny Agustin (Indonesia), and Andre Kim (South Korea) showcased their creations during the event.