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Published on May 18, 2014

Surabaya, capital of the province of East Java, has been chosen to host the Asian Fashion Week 2014 which is scheduled to take place from 15th to 18th August 2014 at the Ciputra World, Surabaya.

Previously scheduled to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, but due to circumstances the venue was altered to Surabaya, stated the President and CEO of Fashion Week Group, Arwin Sharma, in Surabaya on Monday, 12th May 2014 as reported by

The Asian Fashion Week 2014 will bring together fashion designers and fashion enthusiasts from all over Asia and other countries. Among those participating in the Asian Fashion Week are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau) India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordania, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

The event is also a part of the Fashion Week Group that include the Indian Ocean Fashion Week, Silk Road Fashion Week, World Islamic Fashion Week, and World Indigenous Fashion Week.

Asian Fashion Week promotes Asian cultural diversity, encourages dialogue and networking in Asia through the development and growth of its respective Fashion Industries, and the creation of an Internationally-recognized quality “Asian Style Brand” through innovative, unique yet intricate designs of accessories, apparel & garments, handbags, jewellery, products, shoes etc. The event moreover promotes and encourages the preservation of traditional methods and techniques in Fashion.

ASIAN Fashion Week is aimed to become a major Fashion movement for Asian Designers and a facilitating platform to optimize their exposure internationally, while developing global reach for its expansion, leading to economic growth and, understanding on the principal of fair and free trade.

Surabaya is Indonesia’s second largest city after Jakarta. There are many international flights direct to Surabaya including from Singapore and Australia, Domestically, Surabaya is a one hour flight from Jakarta and forty minutes from Bali.

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