Rabu, 15 Juli 2015

Another Show

About a month ago The Grand Palace Dept Store asked me about the support to dress their male models in their latest Nusantara-themed show. It was like before, all of their male models will wear The Pasongsongan Premium Original Creation. 
We prepared 3 different looks

Sabtu, 11 Juli 2015

Jumputan : newfound interest

For you who treated your Batik collection as part of your active wardrobe ensemble, it is evidently important to have "as many as possible" arrays of traditional brouses mathced with any possible combinations of your batik treasures. Or you just made things up o have reasons to shop more.
Anyway, my friends have folow the rather-late trend of using jumputan as their fabric to make kebaya kutubaru , tradtional blouse with panel between right & left side of your shirt (you'll see few of illustration. However, none are my original pictures)

Jumputan is both the fabric name & the technique to apply design to otherwise blank sheet of linen (or silk or whatever you want to work with).
The technique is actually simple : you tied part of fabric you wont want the coloring agent to seep-into the respective part, so it remain as the fabric was originally appears. 
The result was very elegan and traditionally classic and super-feminine kebaya. 

* the image of fabric was FB Blog of "Jumputan Cindelaras"
* i just couldn't remember the blog or websides was , but mostly the kebaya jumputan's images was from the very-successfull show of Anne Avantie, the queen of Kebaya in Indonesia


Rabu, 29 April 2015

The Show

Kind of surreal to see your 'creation' to walk the runway albeit the small one, but yet, the real one (the one with proper music and real runway models etc).
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago The Pasongsongan (the one in The Grand Palace Dept Store ) was invited to participate in Batik Cltural Heritage Week of sort . And the participation of course, showing our latest collection of batik (pamekasan) , tradtional ladies' top (Kebaya) and men's shirts.
The show was successful but unfortunately i was behind the stage coordinating everything in-between runway schedules. But here it is, few of mens photos.
beautifull isn't it?

Senin, 20 April 2015

New Excitement to our Outlet @ Royal Plaza Surabaya

Earlier this year we had opprotunity to acquire more space adjacent to our current outlet at Royal Plaza. Perhaps most of you hadn't know, we have a real-bric-and-mortar outlet in Surabaya, at Royal Plaza in Grould/G Floor in Jl. Achmad Yani 16-18 , Surabaya. 
Very non-typical of me that i'd rushed all process including non-thinking of opening up the price. But i think it will worth the potential of expansion. 
Please visit us when u have time in Surabaya. 

Note : it's not done yet as you might notice of "Beware of wet glue" posted in both way of the newly-installed big glass-window. 

Kamis, 19 Maret 2015

The Beach @ Mawun, Lombok Island ...

Well, this isn't something about batik, also not about wastra nusantara* either. 
Couple of weeks ago me and my friends went to Lombok Island, east of world-famous Bali Island. This was our first trip there and how we enjoyed every seconds of our time there. There were beaches everywhere, like you just put your finger down the "beach" menu. There's Kuta Beach near Mataram city (capital of Lombok), the famous Senggigi Beach, etc... But my heart belonged to Mawun, that secluded uninterrupted Mawun Beach.
Pristine white, without the usual 'coral lines' at its sands, the Mawun Beach create almost half lagoon-like for it was like trapped between two hills on its side. 
To go to this relatively non-popular spot, we (me and friends) took rented car , and the route was as follow 

Rute Mataram-Cakranegara-Kediri-Praya-Penujak-Selong Belanak-Mawun, 
rute Mataram-Cakranegara-Kediri-Praya-Batunyale-Sengkol-Rambitan-Sade-Kuta-Mawu ,

The information above was from our journey, and from  http://id.lombokindonesia.org/pantai-mawun-lombok/