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Spirited and sophisticated, our apparel are designed to complement life. They carry meaningful narratives from the archipelago, merging the significance of the region's heritage and age old textile methods seamlessly with the nuances of modern living.
In batik, motifs can have dual meanings. To the Javanese the word bata, or bricks, displays the importance of building a foundation, and to the Chinese traders who arrived on the shores of West Java some six centuries ago, it was a symbol of prosperity.
When we discovered the Bata motif, our artisan partners shared a beautiful excerpt. “Ini motif bata, beri makna kalau kita bersama-sama, bisa saling menguatkan seperti bangunan rumah.”
Translation: “This motif is called bata. It means if we stay together (as a community), it strengthens us, like building a home.”
That struck a chord inside us. For the first time, we designed a collection based on our classics — the Open Jacket, Crop Jacket and Poet Blouse.
Bata, the foundation of all things.
The Cakrawala capsule is a vibrant and deeply energetic series of our signature open jackets, made with the malam dingin (cold wax) method. It is a contemporary technique that uses hand screen with cold wax to outline motifs, creating a 3D effect on the cloth.
| Ca. kra. wa. la |, meaning horizon in Bahasa holds great significance in its motifs and colours, representing a time when new beginnings lay in store for us.
See the Straits Times article that marked the launch of the collection and explore the stories for each jacket below.