Jember fashion carnival is a form of keeping the culture in a modern way as the disadvantages of globalization in Indonesia. The carnival is so different from other carnivals in Indonesia. It is not only about the local carnival but also brings Indonesia to be well-known around the world.
The unique thing about the Jember fashion carnival is about the themes that definitely different with other carnivals such as the Baliem valley festival. Not only about the fashion runway, but also combines perfectly with important issues or viral issues on social media.
The important thing about the Jember Fashion carnival is to bring the local influence into the global to be famously known in worldwide culture. If you are wondering how great the Jember fashion carnival is, let’s take a look at some glances explanation below.
What is Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC)?
Jember fashion carnival is a fashion carnival that is held in Jember, East Java with specific themes without leaving the Indonesian culture traditional clothes. The fashion theme firmly referenced with the Indonesian national culture that combines with some trending issues on social media. This means the carnivals give the most important way to keep the culture as the effects of globalization on business in Indonesia.
Jember fashion carnival established by Dynand Fariz with his community in Jember, 2003. The carnival participates by some locals community, schools, and some Indonesian models. The carnival is held every once a year in Jember square city.
JFC Background History
Jember fashion carnival pioneered by Dynand Fariz as a great fashion designer in Jember. In 2002, he and his family established the family carnival around his house and neighborhood. After that, he insists to make a bigger carnival in his city around the Jember city square to introduced the national cultures around the world.
Dealing the carnival licensing in Jember is not easy. That makes Dynand Fariz through some difficult time but finally, he granted the blessing from the Jember’s regent. That was a big movement for Dynand so that he and his community finally can legally hold the carnival in 2003 every year until now.
How the JFC Going?
The Jember fashion carnival used to be held only one day with a grand carnival session. But, since the people’s anomaly is getting bigger from time to time, the carnival is held in about four up to five days.
The carnival starts with the opening ceremony in front of the district government official state. Commonly it was attended by the regent and vice-regent complete with other guests and journalists. The runway that they use only about 100 m long as to represent the carnival themes.
After the opening ceremony officially releases, the carnival will be held starting from with some festivals. It depends on the theme that chooses every year, you can find the pet carnivals, kids’ carnival, and rhythm art-wear carnival as they represent the main theme of the carnival.
Not only these carnivals, but also WACI as represents Indonesian traditional clothes. The clothes combine perfectly with the main theme of the carnival. On the last day, the grand carnival will be held rousingly with almost 4 km long of the runway.
The Jember fashion carnivals not only bring Jember and Indonesia to become famous around the world, but it also gives a specific economy and tourism growth in Jember. As the carnival is held every year, there are so many tourists come not only from domestic but also foreign tourists.
Since then, the economical growth in Jember based on tourism rise properly. In 2017, the Jember fashion carnival becomes the third of international carnival after Nottinghill, U. S. America, and Reunion, France.
In 2016, the JFC got the runner up position of the International de Victoria carnival at Seychelles. Since then, the carnival becomes the most important thing to rise tourism, hotel needs, transportation, and other economic growth in Jember.
After these great achievements, the JFC gives the most significant partnership between the ministry of culture to the foreign ministry in the tourism side to participate in the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in between 2019 – 2024. This makes the carnivals as one of the reasons to invest in Indonesia for a foreign country.
Where You Can Find the JFC?
The Jember fashion carnival is commonly held in around the Jember city square with about 4 km long of the runway. It claims that the location never changes as time goes by. Before you get there, it is better to check the schedule on the JFC official website and social media.
On the JFC’s official website and social media, you will not only find the exact schedule but also the seat price if you want to. The entrance ticket for this carnival is free, but if you won’t get sweaty while enjoying the carnival, it is better to pick the seat. The choice prices are available that suitable for you the most if you come as a single traveler as the popular modern job in Indonesia nowadays.
How to Get There?
There are so many ways to get Jember, East Java, and it is not difficult to reach. You can go by train to the Jember station or if you are using the bus so that you have to stop at the Jember bus station. If you are using a plane, you need to take a flight to Juanda airport and take the train to Jember station.
During the JFC, the road around the square city is closed. If you want to get there, get the online taxi or usual taxi to get the square city. But, you need to take a walk from around the Argopuro cluster to the square city since the road is closed.
So, there are some glances about the Jember fashion carnival that bring Indonesia from the local cultures to becomes globally famously in worldwide culture. Are you ready to visit the next JFC?