International Textiles and Costume Congress
The Craft Design Study Program of ITB’s Faculty of Art and Design, in cooperation with Costume Culture Association (CCA) from Korea and an Ars Textrina International Textile Organization from University of Leeds, England, held a seminar in an event titled “International Textiles and Costume Congress 2011.” This congress was an annual agenda of Ars Textrina International Textile Organization (UK) with CCA (Costume Culture Association) Korea and this year it is an honor for ITB to be the host of this congress. The theme of the seminar was “Heritage Textiles and Costume”. The event was held on October 24th-26th in Campus Center Building and ITB’s East Hall.
In this international seminar, experts from various textile disciplines from Indonesia and abroad were invited. Some of them who attended this event was Dr. Jana Hawley (US), Prof. Michael Hann M.Phil Ph.D (UK), E. Nicholson (UK), Mr. Nam-Sil Yoo (Korea), Dra. Ratna Panggabean, M.Sn (Indonesia), Dr. Junchi Inoguchi, Dr. Wonhoo Kim, Dr. Takuya Urakami, Dr. Kazutaka komiya (Japan), and Kim J. Saunders MA (Singapore).
This seminar discussed the multi-disciplinary aspect of natural materials that were connected with design, production and marketing. Presented results of researches in the textile field were connected with raw materials, dyeing process, production process, application, traditional and modern techniques, and the development of costume and fashion nowadays.
The Heritage Textile and Costume
“The Heritage Textiles and Costume” was a phrase used to refer to forms of textile and clothing that are considered “traditional” among people all over the world. Most of the works were hand-made,even though some of them were from industry.
There are two contexts in this discussion of traditional clothing, historical and modern context. The role of culture, commercials and promotions were aspects that were included. The continuation in the modern age such as production and marketing also became one of the big concerns of the researchers.
“This seminar is expected to motivate practitioners and researchers from all groups to produce quality in literature or textile and costume that are not bound by time. Moreover, I hope that this seminar can be a facility for exchanging knowledge and latest developments, and latest results of researches in the textile field,“ said Prof. Dr. Biranul Anas Zaman, one of the lecturers at ITB’s Faculty of Art and Design.
Other than seminar, the congress activity also included an exhibition that exhibit the works of the textile practitioners in the field of fashion from Indonesia and Korea. The exhibition was held in Lawangwangi Art and Science Estate, Jl. Dago Giri No. 99, Dago Atas, Bandung.
Sources: TribunNews.com, InilahJabar.com,with some adjustments.