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'Ikat' beachwear hits the stores

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, August 14, 2019  /  02:14 pm
'Ikat' beachwear hits the stores

Play in the sun: IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana launched the Binar beachwear collection with vibrant colors and a multitude of styles. (Courtesy of IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana/-)

Fans of tenun ikat (traditional woven fabric) now have something new to pack in their suitcases when going on summer vacation. IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana has transformed ikat into a light and comfortable fabric that provides beachgoers with an alternative sartorial option when heading to the beach. “We provide the ikat artisans cotton-based materials to weave modern looks and light fabrics for the collection,” said creative director Didiet Maulana on the sidelines of the launch of the boutique's latest collection, Binar (Shine), at the Goods Dept. fashion store in Pacific Place, SCBD, Central Jakarta, last week. Beyond woven fabric, the collection also introduced print fabric for some items such as organza tops and shawls and eye-catching ombre (color gradiation) motifs. “We use print fabric to illustrate the transparent effect we cannot achieve by...