I would like to thank Ibu Mari Elka Pangestu, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy who has showed us her support from the beginning of this movement, and most importantly that she sponsored a trip to Indonesia’s Sentra Batik (Solo, Jogjakarta, and Pekalongan) for several international and local bloggers so they could see and experience for themselves the journey of Batik making, and by doing so they could help us spreading more than just a blog post about Batik, but stories, documentary, and Indonesia’s values to the world that they have witnessed in actual presence. Best of all these lucky Fashion Bloggers had also the opportunity to watch Jakarta Fashion Week’s best fashion show by BIN House (Obin). I had a blast actually spending time with the lovely fashion bloggers at the Jakarta Fashion Week. Below are the pictures from the Jakarta Fashion Week. That day I wore Silk Sogan batik with Sekar Jagad motive by BIN House. The motif Sekar Jagad is a classic batik motif which shows the diversity of flowers and graces in this universe. Sekar means flower and jagad means world. It actually derives from the word Kar Jagad which also means the World Map. As you can see in the batik motif, you will find the design is divided into compartments and region. Each compartment has its own pattern,which consists of various flowers, graphic patterns, mountains, leaves, or even animals etc. This is why sekar jagad shows the world itself. Sekar jagad symbolizes beauty and gorgeousness….
We hang out at the SKYE bar at the BCA tower after the Jakarta Fashion Week….gorgeous view and we had fun hanging out and giggling with everyone.
They all attended Jakarta Fashion Week watched Bin House fashion show, and went around Central Java to visit Batik museum, having Batik-making class and especially getting to know Indonesia better and its rich culture and had a lovely time at the Mustika Ratu Spa.
I’m ecstatic to know many people begin and willing to understand the beauty and how precious batik is. This beautiful heritage started long time ago, then it’s our turn to pass it on.
What I wore: White Leather top by Raoul, Sekar Jagad silk Batik wrap by Bin House, Eyes cuff by Dannijo, Octopus gold ring by Triquettra and Co, Red wrap bracelet by Hermes, Kelly watch by Hermes, watch by Omega, black python bag by Celine, yellow quilted silk batik stola by Bin House and red booties by Balenciaga
Wearing Bin House Sekar Jagad silk batik wrap with a Raoul white leather top, mixing traditional with contemporary. My red Balenciaga open booties are giving the edginess to the whole outfit.
Behind me is a Batik Art installation done by Svida Alisjahbana’s husband. Very cool and even got the Google pointer
Party arm with my Hermes Kelly watch and Hermes red wrap bracelet on my right arm. Dannijo’s eyes cuff and my favourite Octopus ring on my other hand.
Close up of my Sekar Jagad motif silk batik wrap and notice I have a quilted yellow silk batik stola by Bin House as well inside my Celine bag.
My red Balenciaga shoes against the lovely edge of the Sekar Jagan Bin house silk batik wrap
Me and the Christinas from NY
Behind the gorgeous scenery at the SKYE bar
Christina and Christina
With the beautiful fashion bloggers
Lots of patterns can be seen at this Sekar Jagad motif batik cloth. I can’t imagine how complicated it was to finish this batik wrap.