On August 18, 2022, General Manager of Plaza Garden Moscow WTC Hotel Elena Borisova took part in a charity event at the Embassy of Indonesia.
The event, timed to coincide with the celebration of the 77th anniversary of Indonesia's independence, was organized under the patronage of spouse of the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Ms. Fitria Wibowo-Tavares, in partnership with the International Women’s Club of Moscow (IWC Moscow). The theme of the event is “Sustainable Fashion, Empowering Women".
Opening the event, President of the International Women's Club of Moscow (IWC Moscow) Ms. Tobi Shawabka, spouse of the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Russia, welcomed the new members and partners of the IWC Moscow Club, spoke about the Club's plans for the new 45th anniversary season 2022/2023, which would start on September, the 1st.
IWC Moscow is a social organization offering expat women and men living in Moscow a chance to meet new friends, feel at home in their new city, take part in weekly activities and join monthly meetings.
The membership of IWC Moscow is made up of women representing around 110 countries and consists predominantly of diplomats’ spouses, women who have joined their partners in Moscow on business assignments and female business professionals.
The club not only helps women to adapt to the new environment. As its top priority, IWC Moscow aims to support numerous charitable organizations in Russia and in Moscow in particular. The main goal is to help those in need, support children from low-income and unstable families, orphanages, the elderly, destitute and marginalized individuals through the sponsorship of numerous partners who have been cooperating with the Club for many years, and WTC Moscow has become one of which since 2021.
“We were delighted to partner with the charity event organized by IWC Moscow today as an already independent Plaza Garden Moscow WTC hotel. It is gratifying that our site is well known and loved by the guests of the event. We are grateful to the Club for the chance to communicate with old partners, make new contacts and take part in a wonderful charity event,” - Elena Borisova, General Manager of Plaza Garden Moscow WTC hotel said.
During various thematic meetings regularly organized by the Club for its members, charity bazaars and lotteries with prizes are held, where participants, by purchasing beautiful items and tickets, make their contribution to support those who need help.
As a sponsorship prize for a charity draw, Plaza Garden Moscow WTC hotel (ex. Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC) provided a certificate for 1 night in a Club Premium room with all the privileges: breakfast, dinner, snacks and drinks throughout the day in the Club Lounge, access to the WTC Fitness with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and hammam.
As part of the cultural program of the event, a fashion show was held in the garden of the Embassy, where Indonesian designer Adrie Basuki presented his collection created in compliance with the principles of sustainable development: zero waste production, the use of traditional Indonesian natural fabrics, employment of women, especially those with low incomes, housewives, as well as the involvement of children with special needs in the creative process.
In its daily work in all areas of activity, World Trade Center of Moscow also supports the principles of sustainability and fair business conduct.
At the opening ceremony Fitria Wibowo-Tavares noted: “The undertaking to introduce Indonesian designers to Moscow has been long in the making. As an Indonesian living in Moscow, I generally find myself in the midst of beautifully dressed women looking impeccable and fashionable no matter the season, trends or style. It is no surprise that women in Russia have always dressed handsomely, as exemplified by traditional and past fashion one can now observe in museums and books. It is as if good taste is passed down and maintained through generations. That is why as part of Independence Day celebration this year commemorated every August 17, the Embassy of Indonesia decided to introduce designer Andrie Basuki who’s fashion takes inspiration from classic and traditional Indonesian styles giving it a today’s trends”.
Andrie Basuki established his fashion house in 2018 and officially launched his brand in 2019. Presented today for the first time in Moscow, the designer's new collection was specially created in the colors of the national flag of Indonesia. Fashionable images were complemented by shoes from the leading Indonesian manufacturer Buccheri. The company was founded in 1980 and is famous for its stylish and comfortable handmade shoes. “Andrie Basuki and Buccheri are the perfect illustration of modern Indonesian design that takes inspiration from the and respects tradition while giving contemporary forms to it”, - Fitria Wibowo-Tavares said.