The beauty of Indonesian woven fabric has been recognized by national celebrities like Dian Sastro and even the prestigious world-class fashion events MQ Vienna Fashion Week and Couture New York Fashion Week! Take a peek at the ethnic style inspiration with woven fabrics by Indonesian celebrities below. We bet you will be totally speechless!
Woven fabric fans from Etnus Tenun will be surely happy to hear this news. Yes, it is true that Indonesia’s woven fabric has been a regular on the international fashion stage for years. And it is not just any fashion event! For instance, in 2012, this authentic fabric from Indonesia won an achievement at the First Ladies Annual Luncheon, New York City . Okke Hatta Rajasa’s work received the Fashion for Development Woman’s Champion Award which has been acknowledged by Advance Development for Africa.
The diversity of ethnic styles inspired by woven fabrics with vibrant and beautiful colors also managed to amaze the audience at the Couture New York Fashion Week single event in 2017. It took up to 4 months to produce a single piece of cloth by artisans from Nusa Tenggara. Especially when local designers Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta have elevated it. The two Indonesian designers carefully designed every detail to produce elegant works that successfully enhance the elegance of the woven fabric itself.
Followed in 2018 at the MQ Vienna Fashion Week fashion runway , a combination of beautiful clothes with Sumba woven fabrics and Palembang songkets was exhibited by Indonesian designer Handy Hartono with the theme The Color of Indonesia. Indonesian woven fabrics turned into luxurious collections. They transformed in the form of evening dresses, cocktail dresses, and casual dresses for casual wear.
At Etnus Tenun, our love for woven fabric has been transformed into part of your daily fashion that you can mix and match with your outfit. Starting from blankets, beautiful tote bags, backpacks, even sling bags. Find your favorite product here.
The fabric is so versatile. It creates this sense of elegance when mixed and matched by Dian Sastro that accompanied her in multiple looks and is used by many female celebrities for photoshoots. Take a peek below.
Woven fabric is a heritage that we must preserve at all costs. Many complain about how expensive woven fabric can be. However, what people don’t understand is to produce just a piece of this woven cloth itself is a hard-working process. It can take up to 4 months. When everything is exclusively made by hand even the thread, the complex process just automatically adds up to the premium price. Getting the motifs on the fabric is also done by conventional tools. Can you imagine how complicated it will be just to find a speck of error in the middle of the process? Sometimes, appreciating what you don’t see behind the complete product before you is just hard, isn’t it? We don’t want you to reminisce about what we cannot make up if we someday lose one of our heritages.
What’s easy is counting the number of artisans that can weave this fabric. Dian Sastro and Andien are among those celebrities who appreciate how most of the local artisans consist of adults. Etnus Tenun is here to provide a space for people with disabilities to participate in preserving the weaving tradition and bring value to skills that very few people have known about.
Be part of an active community that supports the progress of domestic industry and influences people around you to spread the hype of weaving an authentic look in your everyday outfit now.