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Indonesian label Populo Batik introduces Tibetan-inspired collection in Tokyo

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 14, 2017 | 05:33 pm
  • Indonesian label Populo Batik, lead by designers Joseph Lim and Ba'i Soemarlono, recently launched its newest collection called 'Purity'.

    Indonesian label Populo Batik, lead by designers Joseph Lim and Ba'i Soemarlono, recently launched its newest collection called 'Purity'. OF Courtesy of Populo Batik/File

    Indonesian label Populo Batik, lead by designers Joseph Lim and Ba'i Soemarlono, recently launched its newest collection called 'Purity'.

  • The line was inspired by the lost Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang and first showcased at the 2017 Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, in October.

    The line was inspired by the lost Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang and first showcased at the 2017 Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, in October. OF Courtesy of Populo Batik/File

    The line was inspired by the lost Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang and first showcased at the 2017 Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, in October.

  • Comprising both men's and women's wear, each item was inspired by the land and scenery, as well as the culture and people of Mustang.

    Comprising both men's and women's wear, each item was inspired by the land and scenery, as well as the culture and people of Mustang. OF Courtesy of Populo Batik/File

    Comprising both men's and women's wear, each item was inspired by the land and scenery, as well as the culture and people of Mustang.

  • The garments play with contrasting themes, between mountains and water, man and woman, nature and mankind.

    The garments play with contrasting themes, between mountains and water, man and woman, nature and mankind. OF Courtesy of Populo Batik/File

    The garments play with contrasting themes, between mountains and water, man and woman, nature and mankind.

  • Hidden within the remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalaya, between Tibet in the north and the Annapurna mountain range in the south, Mustang was closed to outsiders until 1992. The isolation preserved its rich culture and unique landscape.

    Hidden within the remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalaya, between Tibet in the north and the Annapurna mountain range in the south, Mustang was closed to outsiders until 1992. The isolation preserved its rich culture and unique landscape. OF Courtesy of Populo Batik/File

    Hidden within the remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalaya, between Tibet in the north and the Annapurna mountain range in the south, Mustang was closed to outsiders until 1992. The isolation preserved its rich culture and unique landscape.

  • Mustang's preserved landscape and culture served as inspiration behind the new Populo Batik collection.

    Mustang's preserved landscape and culture served as inspiration behind the new Populo Batik collection. OF Courtesy of Populo Batik/File

    Mustang's preserved landscape and culture served as inspiration behind the new Populo Batik collection.

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Indonesian label Populo Batik recently presented a new collection called "Purity", inspired by the lost Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang.

Introduced at the 2017 Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo in October, the collection was inspired by the land and scenery, as well as the culture and people of Mustang. 

Hidden within the remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalaya, between Tibet in the north and the Annapurna mountain range in the south, the area was closed to outsiders until 1992. 

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"Isolation has preserved a unique landscape and culture that is reflected in the new Populo Batik collection," the label stated in a press release. 

The collection plays with contrasting themes, between mountains and water, man and woman, nature and mankind, dividing Purity into three themes - mountain, water and people.  

Lead by designers Joseph Lim and Ba'i Soemarlono, the brand Populo was launched in Jakarta in 1994. In 2013, the company launched its first batik collection with the purpose of preserving the art and craftsmanship of Indonesian batik. (liz/kes)

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