Getting Ready-to-Wear

The success of every fashion show depends as much on what happens backstage as it does on the runway. This hectic area is where wardrobe managers, stylists and makeup artists all ply their trades, often in cramped spaces and at a frantic pace, with the singular goal of making each model look as perfect as humanly possible when she takes to the catwalk.This was the scene backstage at Jakarta Fashion Week, which wrapped up on Friday, where countless gawky young girls were agically transformed into glamorous fashion models with the power to sell a collection. The annual event showcased clothes from over 60 designers.