A model, wearing a costume, participates in the 12th Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, Indonesia's East Java province August 25, 2013. (Reuters)
A model, wearing a costume, participates in the 12th Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, Indonesia's East Java province August 25, 2013. (Reuters)

The 2013 Jember Fashion Carnival in Indonesia lives up to its reputation as one of the most colourful tourist attractions in the Far East, as models took to the streets to present creations by local designers.

In its 12th edition, the Jember Carnival in East Java saw models catwalk along a 3.2km stretch. The fashion show was originally conceived to make the city of Jember a fashion event destination. And the result was quite visible on the streets as hundreds of thousands of spectators lined across the walking route when models presented creations on the final day of the carnival on 25 August.

About 750 participants presented creations made by fashion designers from six different Indonesian cities during the carnival. The creations were inspired from fashion trends from across the world.

This year's theme was Artechsion (Art meet Technology and Illusion) and incorporated designs related to Tibet, the Betawi people, bamboo, art deco, tribes and Venice, according to the carnival's official website.

Besides the fashion show, painting, photo and culinary exhibitions were also held during the carnival.

Here are a few photos from the extraordinary fashion show...

Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, Indonesia's East Java province was concluded on August 25 with models presenting creations in streets. (Reuters)
Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, Indonesia's East Java province was concluded on August 25 with models presenting creations in streets. (Reuters)
This unusual fashion carnival was initiated by Dynand Fariz in 2001 to put Jember on the tourist map. (Reuters)
This unusual fashion carnival was initiated by Dynand Fariz in 2001 to put Jember on the tourist map. (Reuters)
People gather at a street as a model, dressed in a costume, participates in the 12th Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember. (Reuters)
People gather at a street as a model, dressed in a costume, participates in the 12th Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember. (Reuters)

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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