Turning campaign materials into fashion statements

(Left) A jacket made out of different political party flags by artist Harits Alfadri Dewanto, who wanted to convey a message of unity after the election. He combined the logos of competing parties in his creation. (Right) A model showing off an outfi
(Left) A jacket made out of different political party flags by artist Harits Alfadri Dewanto, who wanted to convey a message of unity after the election. He combined the logos of competing parties in his creation. (Right) A model showing off an outfit and accessories made by vocational student Enzelina Puspita Sari using election campaign banners. PHOTOS: HARITS ALFADRI DEWANTO, TWITTER/ENJELINAPS

Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections on April 17 produced massive waste nationwide as party flags, posters and T-shirts were mostly cast aside after the vote.

Apart from the two presidential candidates and their running mates, more than 245,000 candidates contested more than 20,000 seats in the presidential, parliamentary and local legislative elections.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2019, with the headline 'Turning campaign materials into fashion statements'. Print Edition | Subscribe