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Oscar Lawalata: In worship of tradition

  • Kindra Cooper


Jakarta | Sun, March 24 2013 | 12:07 pm
Oscar Lawalata: In worship of tradition

PREMIUM Fashion designer Oscar Lawalata’s “lifelong mission” to mine the wondrous depths of Indonesian culture has turned up some remarkable-looking gems.

In a soft voice with a slight lisp and with an impeccable posture marking him a practitioner of yoga, Oscar Lawalata recalls the first bespoke dress he designed for pop singer Titi DJ back in 1998.

“[It was] an empire-cut dress wi...