Kebaya is out national pride. Across the archipelago, almost every region has its own version of kebaya.
Refashioning Indonesian traditional pattern has been my passion in fashion world. My final project as a fashion school student was full of or traditional patterns and designs.
I was so challenge when I received this request to work on traditional wedding dress, this time Baliness kebaya.
Bali is known for its richness of culture, craftmanship and artistics work. My last visit to Bali inspired me a lot.
From the color of Baliness patterns, to their custom and everyday life. I came out with the design in short time, for it has inspired me all over the time.
My client wanted to look like a Baliness royalty on her special day, yet simple. We know Baliness real traditional wedding is so complex and far from simple, so the Baliness daily life inspired me to draw out this design.
Photos by: Attimo Photography
White is a general color people want for their wedding gown and them, so beautiful it symbolizes purity in so many cultures.
Living in culture rich Indonesia, I do understand that wedding comes in so many colors.
But one day, my client wanted it to be’colorful’. I loved her idea to have rainbow as the theme color for her wedding. I was assigned to design gowns for her Mom, Mom-in-law, and sister. For me it was a challenge.
I do love rainbow, who doesn’t anyway. My mind was full of cotton candy, unicorn and flowers right away.
I put some floral touch on this design, because I believe every bride wants to be surrounded by flowers when it comes to wedding.
And yes, She did love it.
Mom and sister-in-law also looked so perfect and happy in their gowns, I really love this feeling when I saw smiling family in the happy day and my works were part of it.
And for me this moment is the best.
When she came to me with rainbow as theme color, and the story behind the choice — rainbows symbolizes hope and promise like their wedding– I immediately wanted to make her looked like princess surrounded by dreams and loves.