Indonesia Popularizes Plaid Motif Batik
A total of 36 pieces of modern batik clothing for men and women are on display in a fashion show titled "Eksobatika" held at Grand Indonesia, Jakarta.
These batiks are collection of Guruh Soekarno Putra, the youngest son of the first President of the Republic of Indonesia.
In this fashion show, Guruh has also reintroduced and popularized the plaid motif batik.
Guruh has applied this increasingly popular plaid motif batik to a wide range of shirts, clothing, gloves, pants, etc.
Ever since batik was recognized as part of Indonesia's cultural heritage by UNESCO in October 2009, Guruh is one of the fashion activists who popularizes batik in the latest fashion trend.
[Guruh Soekarno Putra, Batik Fashion Designer]:
"Yes I wanted anything in Indonesia… for example, now plaid motif has become popular, so we make batik in a plaid motif. If the flower motif becomes popular, we also make batik in a flower motif."
[Meutia Hatta, Former Minister of Women of the Republic of Indonesia]:
"He popularizes the plaid motif batik for younger children, and this is great. We can see in the middle of plaid motif, there are kawung batik motif, parang batik motif, and many others."
To own some of this plaid motif batik, you can visit the Guruh Soekarno Putra Boutique in Kebayoran, South Jakarta.
NTD News, Jakarta, Indonesia