Batik Is So In: Our Fave Boutiques and How You Should Wear It With Modern Looks
Indonesia’s ancient art form gets a modern kick these days with innovative designers leading the batik revival.
Makerly SG is shaping the perception of batik fashion with modern silhouettes – think wrap dresses, ruffle sleeves and ribbon tie back tops – that are far from your basic batik styles.
Its brainchild, Ruth Lum, started altering her own clothes back in 2015 with a really basic sewing machine. Fast forward a few years and she has names such as Alyne Tamir from the Nas Daily Team and Singapore’s Sportswoman of 2019, Martina Veloso, donning her SIA kebaya batik and maroon ribbon tops. Plus, she holds regular pop-ups, which she shares on her social media pages... (Read more)
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