DENPASAR (Antara): Bali will host Fashion Week 2007 in Kuta next November, a spokesperson for the event's organizers said Tuesday.
This year's event will focus on local participants without neglecting foreign buyers, chairwoman of the event's organizing committee Mardiana Ika said after a meeting with Badung district chief AA Gde Agung.
Mardiana said Bali Fashion Week would help promote the island and the country internationally because the event would be attended by foreign designers.
Gde Agung called on the organizer to involve local designers, saying the event was important to give them an opportunity to deal with international designers.
Garments from Bali have gained access to the European Union, the United States and other Asian nations with total revenue of US$89.2 million in the first eight months of 2007.
That amount represents a 10 percent increase from the same period in 2006 when the figure was $80.5 million. (**)