"To let the world community know more about bekantans and their conservation efforts, it will be campaigned through fashion events in several countries, such as America, Russia, and Italia," she said in Banjarmasin, Saturday.
As the initiator of IMFW, Mpok Nur (Nur Asia Uno's nickname), invites all levels of society to jointly protect the bekantan whose population is currently threatened with extinction.
“Bekantan is a rare animal and only exists on the Island of Kalimantan (Borneo). If we don't save them, who else? If not now, when? Bekantan is a creature of Allah Subhanahu WaTa'ala presented to us to be protected,” she said.
Meanwhile, Jeny Tjahyawati, founder of Indonesia Modest Fashion Week and the General Chair of Indonesia Modest Fashion Designer IMFD, said that this year's Indonesia fashion event is to bring fashion collaboration with the natural environment to Miami, United States.
At the direction of Mpok Nur, she said, the IMFW event is made specifically with the design of bekantan icon for Save Bekantan.
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This year's IMFW involves 12 fashion designers from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, including local designers from South Kalimantan.
The fashion shoot was taken at the Taman Maskot Bekantan (Bekantan Park) attraction in Banjarmasin and Bekantan Research Station, Curiak Island, Barito Kuala District.
The event received full support from the Banjarmasin City Government by collaborating with the 2021 Banjarmasin Sasirangan Festival (BSF) to go global.
Nur Asia Uno's visit to the Bekantan Resceu Center in Banjarmasin and the Bekantan Research Station at Curiak Island in Barito Kuala District was to specifically see the conservation of bekantan by Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia (SBI) foundation and met Amalia Rezeki, the founder of SBI.
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