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Jakarta Post

Adorned in brilliant batik

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 17 2010   /  11:10 am

JP/P.J. LeoShowcasing batik with modern look, designer Edward “Edo” Hutabarat recently introduced his latest ready-to-wear collection called Part One.

The collection features shift dresses combined with jackets or spaghetti-strap tops paired with miniskirts or shorts, all with flowing and tailored silhouettes. Details such as kimono collars and bow ties perk up the simple but elegant ensembles.For this collection, Edo used batik from Pekalongan, Central Java, which highlighted flora and fauna patterns, as well as Yogyakarta’s lurik striped patterns and gingham patterns. The collection has bright and bold colors such as orange, red and indigo.“The concept is fresh, light and simple. We don’t need to create excessive design for batik because the fabric itself is already beautiful. With this collection, I’m hoping to make Jakarta a fashion city, just like Brazil’s Sao P...