batik art

  (Dries van Noten spring 2010 RTW) Eversince seeing the batik prints strutted on this year's world runway again, I was reminded of how ...

(Dries van Noten spring 2010 RTW)
Eversince seeing the batik prints strutted on this year's world runway again, I was reminded of how indonesian textile industry has beautiful design and diversity. Nowadays, traditional wax paint has also been supported by modern luxw textile printing. Moreover, if you take a look at current batik development, designers, from local to international, have come up with contemporary look that gives you well polished vibe. They realized majority of younger generation no longer have fancy interest on traditional "kebaya",  but by giving it a total new look, batik art can still be preserved.

In conjuction of this year's batik day, Roxy Indonesia launches batik themed collection as their part of high summer women collection. Their new take on batik is to modify the traditional textile into fashionable garments. Embracing wearable design and comfortable material, they transform the typical garment to today's fashion essential.

Miss Deta from Roxy Indonesia kindly send me two pieces of their collection and here are my fashion experiment with batik.


 Roxy trapeze tunic. Zara navy mini skirt. Cotton on cardigan. Topshop tights. Zara belt and black boots



 
it has contrasting colour (reversed) on the left side


 
 Introducing one of the Indonesian traditional batik pattern, called Mega Mendung ("Rain Cloud") they modify the curvy lines with bright colour and gradation





Roxy batik shirt. Stradivarius leather shorts. unbranded cream jacket. Steve Madden shoes

 try to wear it as outerwear

another interesting pattern is the Kawung or the palm tree with eclipse-shaped fruit.

Tips for wearing batik
1. select the prints and colour that match your skin tone. 
Nowadays, batik is not only available in brown or amber colour, but brighter colours or more fancy prints can be included in your option. Smaller prints work better on plus size body and vice versa.
2. Mix and match texture of fabric
You can choose cotton shirt with chiffon skirt or probably cotton and leather on the go.
3. Freshen up your look by combining it with latest trend
Top your batik piece with leather, camel coat, or even military inspired pieces. Experiment and let everyone go gaga.

So, what is your take on batik art? :)

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  1. love how you layered that first Roxy tunic with the navy skirt! that print is totally dreamy. I'm also totally jealous of those leather shorts!

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  2. lllove these looks,
    esp the first one with the cardigan and belt.
    i think that looks adorable.<3

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  3. These are lovely! Your outfits are really nice, especially the cardigan and leather shorts! xxxxxx

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  4. Nice leather shorts & batik shirt fhen :)
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  5. i love the way you match ur outfit with batik , i love the first one :D

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  6. I do love batik!
    love the mega mendung pattern

    LOVE, BEAUTY SPLASHES

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  7. wow...great outfits my dear!!!
    Batik is really different...unique but stylish...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  8. wow! the batik was great! I love it so much. You looks so adorable.

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  9. I love it! I especially love that tunic. Everything looks great on you!

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  10. awesome coordinates! you look very lovely :>

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  11. the batik art is so interesting! i love how you put up the two outfits, they both look so modern! my favorite is your second look!

    kisses from http://www.sweetfancytreat.com

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  12. love the second one!
    thanks for visiting

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  13. thanks for the BATIK tips. it really helpful. I heart all the mixes. :D

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  14. lovely! i love the way you mix&match those stuffs until become an awesome outfit! YEY TO BATIK! happy batik day ya :)

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  15. nice styling and you look totally awesome <3

    vdcouture

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  16. I'm really impressed with these. First of all, I think it's a lovely idea, updating a traditional fabric in this way. I also think the pieces are very sweet and classy and thirdly, I really enjoy how you've styled them. First class!

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  17. Batik in runaway! Very very kewwwwl!!! Ya, batik can be the must have fashion item right now
    I love ur "mega mendung" batik and the way u wear it!
    Waawww cute cute cute! I want it to aahhh :))

    Arin,
    Strawberry and banana pancake

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  18. batik is so adorable!! :)

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  19. I like the mega mendung batik top ci fhenny. love both looks ! :D

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  20. Wow it's so cool that Roxy launched batik collection ! And you look great in those two outfits ci :D

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  21. So gorgeous, darling!
    Love all these prints, especially in your first look!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. yeah!! proud to be an Indonesian..
    even DVN use our traditional fabric for her s/s collection (i know that he really into this kebaya)
    ur outfit combination really gorgeous.
    great post!!

    have a great october dear..

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    in Love&Light
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  23. love the second look so much.. simple and chic.. i miss you fhen huhuhu.. :(

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  24. i love the layering! great outfits! and those shorts!!!!!!!

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  25. i LOVE how you mix and match the batik :D
    punya kita mirip ci yg tunic nya! and lookin forward to meet you again, waktu itu seru banget! :D

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  26. cute! :D
    love these outfits
    I've post something in batik day too hehe


    kisses
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  27. fhen you look really pretty in these photos :) i love the second outfit very much :)

    btw stradivarius dijual di singapore nga sihh ?

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  28. Love love love batik prints. I'm on the hunt for a scarf. And those shorts are amazing lady!

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  29. Adorable. I miss you tons and I dig the first outfit. You're awesome, Kak :)

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  30. I love batik! One of my girlfriends learned how & made me a lovely shawl :)

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  31. loving the pattern of you first dress.. just divine!
    ps.. obsessed with Batik
    LOx

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  32. You look so fabulous with those outfits dear..me love it ;))
    anw kul dmn nih?

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  33. ahh batik is back to runway now! what a happy news! thanks for share. you looks cute in that batik! by the way, thanks a lot for tips!

    Natalie's blog

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  34. Hi Fhen! Last time (two/three years ago) I used to do batik (for art). I had so much fun!:) wow! I love all of the batik that you wore on those pictures. it look so great on you!
    xoxo,
    Katy

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  35. holy shit girl i love your freekin style.
    these are amazing outfit.
    LOVELOVELOVE.<3

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  36. woww, nice batik!
    anyway, wanna join bloggers meet up?

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  37. thank you for the lovely comment :)

    fab outfit, love the belt.

    can we follow each other?

    BM
    XXX

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  38. i like all the prints and patterns that your have. :D

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  39. I really love batik but I haven't found a way to wear it in a daily activities...love how you style the batik! nice work!


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  40. i like the ways u wore batik.
    in malaysia,batik mostly make as baju kurung.
    and i like batik design and color on ur first outfit :)

    btw nice tip shared by u.i wish i can find some batik design and wear its someday :)

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  41. Oh very nice and helpful
    I hope I'm still back in Indonesia I can get one :(

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  42. you look awesome! i love your style as well as those roxy batiks! i would never have guessed they were batiks!

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  43. you look awesome! i love your style as well as those roxy batiks! i would never have guessed they were batiks!

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  44. You look fabulous in both outfits hun!! Hope you are well and having a good week xxx

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  45. love your eather shorts!!
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    xoxo

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  46. i love the blue and white tunic dress and the brown leather shorts!

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  47. Really cute looks...love the thin belt on you and the layering looks for fall!

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    Liesl :)

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  48. Fantastic outfits! Loving that tunic. :)SarahD

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  49. so chic! i love the first look :) great blog!!

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  50. love your top, Ci. The "mega mendung" one and the second top :)
    Feel so proud that batik was used in runway

    xx,
    kalyana

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  51. I love all the gorgeous prints. :)

    xx

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  52. love the mega mendung! as far as i remember mega mendung is usually positioned vertically, but it's interesting that yours is horizontal. It's cuter that way i think. Like the color!

    and yes, I stay in singapore too! Shall we follow each other? <3 followed you, btw.

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  53. I love how they took traditional batik and add a modern twist. The pieces they sent looks great on you! Love how you styled it:)

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  54. love the all look ci! you mixed it really greeattt!

    xoxo kelly
    http://robotickelly.blogspot.com

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  55. I like the pants you posted in the first pic, and you look cute in your outfits!

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  56. fhen!


    you look so cute girl and this shorts and belt are fab! I am so in love... :))

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  57. hello fhen! I miss you heaps too. Hope life goes well on you babe! The batik dress is very lovely. Nice colour combination as well.

    p.s. : I'll inform you once I've booked my tickets to sg alright! take care!

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  58. oh you got the blue one of the trapeze version, I got the brown one :)
    Can I put up your pics in my blog? I'm thinking of putting up a post, something along the way of "my style and your style of wearing both the similar Roxy top". Kindly let me know..

    YURI
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    The other blog:http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

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