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2017 Global Fashion Mentorship

2017 Global Fashion Mentorship

  • Date : 19 May ~ 23 May, 2017
  • Photo : large view
  • Venue : Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung Indonesia
  • Host : Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy
  • Supervisor : GKL Foundation, KOFICE, ITB FSRD
  • Sponsor : Lotte Shopping Avenue, The Goods Dept, Qoo10 Indonesia, Berrybenka
  • The Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (Directed by Kwak Young-jin) hosts the <2017 Global Fashion Mentorship> at the <Young Creator Indonesia Fashion Institute (YCIFI)>, an institute established after the approval of both the Korean and Indonesian government, inside the Bandung Institute of Technology from May 19th to 23rd.

    <Global Fashion Mentorship> is an official YCIFI program planned to help fledgling designers of Indonesia launch their own fashion brand with the help of top designers, such as Kwon Moon-soo, Hong Hye-jin, and Aguste Susatrio, from Korea and Indonesia.


    The first <Global Fashion Mentorship>, held last year, launched eight new brands and hosted a fashion show with the Jakarta Fashion Week, helping YCIFI become a fashion network hub as well as a top-notch designer school in Indonesia. 


    For this year’s program, eight buyers and MDs for major fashion distribution companies in Indonesia, including Tuty Cholid, a designer from Jakarta that entered foreign markets by specializing in clothes for female Muslims, Cynthia Wirjodo, a creative director for global brand TheGoodsdept, Meita Kumaladewi, a general fashion manager for multiplex shopping mall ‘Lotte Shopping Avenue’, and Anita Sari, a fashion MD for open market Q10, joined <Global Fashion Mentorship> as “special mentors,” gaining a lot of local attention. 


    The special mentors tutored 100 young fashion designers, including 60 designers with personal brands that graduated YCIFI, along with “Global Fashion Mentors” Korean designer Kwon Moon-soo, Hong Hye-jin, DCG creative director Jeon Hyo-jin, and Cho Ah-young of WIZWID.