Many world fashion designers now have adapted the Indonesian Batik in their fashion collection. Now that spring is here, our local designer ASHBURND designed some attractive designs in batik traditionally and a touch of contemporary design from the palette of interest, such as blue and orange.
As you can see this post I’m actually embracing the Batik Fashion. I’m a Peranakan myself so I do really appreciate the art of Batik. One set of attire that is associated with the Nyonyas is the sarong kebaya. This item of clothing originally came from the royal Indonesian court. It marked differently from Javanese kebaya with its smaller and finer embroidery, lighter fabrics and more vibrant colours. They also developed their own batik patterns, which incorporate symbols from China. Don’t you think the sarong kebaya is a beautiful costume!
I’ve always had a weakness for statement necklaces and earrings; they’re the only kind of jewel I love to wear. I have a few statement pieces that I’ll rotate through my wardrobe. A big, bold necklace in an array of metals and colors is the ultimate trend to effortlessly complete any outfit.
So many modern statement pieces allude to the incredible forms and materials. Recently I had my eye on the beautiful creations of ASHBURND, a local designer who makes amazing handmade pieces which are a result of modern craftsmanship and unique. ASHBURND creations are intricate and colorful because she uses batik for all her designs. FYI Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique.
To bring ultimate attention to the neckline ideally wear neutral or matching colours with subtle design. Just remember – experiment with the look. It’s a good idea to buy statement necklaces made by artisans, because if you buy mass produced ones, tons of other people will have the same one as you, which robs it of it’s individuality. Plus its good to support local talent in your community.
Lace Kimono | TOPSHOP – Basic Off White Cami | TOPSHOP – Joni Jeans In Maroon | TOPSHOP – Statement Necklace | ASHBURND – Emerald Pumps | VINCCI
I’ve got a bit of a thing for embellishments. I usually tend to go for statement necklace with a plaint top, so I was ready for a bit of change. But what can I say…I’m in love. Something about shiny things makes your outfit stand out better.
I came across this very interesting embellished sweatshirt from The Minimalist. It looks like an expensive and elegant piece to me and I was of course sold. The embellishment on the sleeve of the sweatshirt is a great accent on details, what makes it more interesting is it has pearls on too that gives a classier look. I think this is probably one of my favorite sweatshirts now.
Embellished pieces are always easy to style; it works on a lazy day. With a needlework embroidery sweatshirt and a pair of basic pumps, you will look as if you just stepped out of the runway. There are two ways to wear embellishments, either with plain items for a more understated look. Or with other jeweled pieces to go all out.
Let me know how you would style this embellished sweatshirt and what are your favorite items for Spring?