After successfully holding a solo show using batik themed ‘Pasar Malam’ in early September, designer Denny Wirawan has released a new collection at the end of this month. The collection is still part of the ‘Pasar Malam’ theme but this time it is packaged more ready to wear. Denny said the collection displayed was different from the designs offered in his solo show. Still playing with holy batikThe member of the Indonesian Fashion Designers Association chose a simpler cut that could be used every day because it was intended for young people. Not only that, the collection also has various sizes such as S, M, or XL. “The theme is still the same as ‘Pasar Malam’, the difference is that yesterday there was an exclusive one, there was only one size and one shirt, if this one is available, complete sizes ranging from XS, S, to L are here,” said Denny while talking at the Alun. Grand Indonesia Square, Thamrin, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (30/9/2015).
Denny issued 12 sets of women’s clothing and 4 sets of men’s clothing. Cuts like outerwear designed from holy batik then modified with printed material to make the appearance of the batik look stylish and elegant. There are also overalls and asymmetrical skirts for a feminine look. As for the color, it looks bolder with a black base palette that contrasts with a blend of bright colors. However, among his collections, Denny still tucked pastel batik to make it seem more classic and feminine.
The 47-year-old man also plays with embroidery, as in some of his designs, which are decorated with orchids on the sleeves. He said that the orchid is one of the typical plants of Kudus. Therefore, the orchid motif is an option to beautify the design.
“I combined original batik and digital print to attract young people. I combined this batik with a digital print inspired by the elements found in Kudus. For example, Kudus batik is famous for its spilled rice motif, inspired by that I made an enlarged spilled rice with digital print and combined with this batik. There is also embroidery like the orchid flower, which is typical of the Kudus area,” he added.
Denny admitted that he was very careful when cutting batik so as not to change his philosophy. Therefore, he prefers to combine it with digital printing so that his design looks more modern and urban. The target market this time is not only adult and professional women but also young people.
The designer also revealed that he used a variety of batik for this ready-to-wear collection. Starting from those made entirely with written batik, combinations with stamps, and print combinations. Not to mention the beaded detail that adorns several pieces of his handiwork.
The collection, which is included in the ethnic clothing label ‘Balijava’, is exhibited at the Indonesian Square starting today, Wednesday (30/9/2015) until October 19, 2015. You can also buy it directly without ordering during the exhibition. The price offered starts from Rp. 800 thousand to Rp. 10 million, depending on the batik material used and also the design.
Source: Wolipop Seconds