I must say that I often find it hard to get something an outfit which bring together the element of ethnic and modern as one combination in fashion product. Many fashion producer might try but I think they fail or I just never like them. That is why …. I’d always rather to purchase raw material and design it by myself or together with tailor. Why? So I can get the perfect combination of color, pattern and also unique design according to my taste. At the same time, I also could determine the quality of it.Few months ago, I went back to my hometown, the city of Yogyakarta. There is one ritual that I always do whenever I go to Yogya, I always go to Mirota Batik in Jalan Malioboro for Batik shopping. Mirota Batik is one of the largest souvenir shop in Yogyakarta. The shop is organized, clean and has a wide variety of products with reasonable price. I got myself a couple of Batik Solo.
As soon as I returned to Jakarta, I asked a good friend of mine, who happened to be a fashion designer, to design a funky skirt for me. And this is it, Sidomukti Skirt by Dreu Lona. Look the different that she made for the front and the back of the skirt. Love it so much! Thank you Miss Naia.
I love fashion and I am allergic to counterfeit. Fashion is a piece of art that is why it is very important for designer to register their trademark, therefore it would not be copied. But apparently the Indonesia’s First Lady Ani Yudhoyono loves to wear FAKE Burberry. She said that she purchased her scarf in factory outlet and the real stuff is not sold in the factory outlet but authorised shop in Senayan City or Plaza Indonesia. It is way better that she is wearing batik than fake burberry scarf. Am I right?
I think Ibu Ani needs to learn about fashion from her daughter in-law Annisa Pohan, who is a former model. What do you think?
Well, some people say that there is nothing new under the sun and I would say that my design is not particularly original. But I often put a little detail on my design such as button, zipper or line.
Here it is my latest design, A-line skirt, which is made from orange and green Cambodian silk. The skirt has no waistline and use invisible zipper on the left side. And I named it Abhaya skirt, which means fearless skirt.Somehow, I really like my Abhaya skirt because I can wear it for formal meeting or hanging out with friends. It all depends on what kind of top that I am wearing with.
So what do you think?