GEORGE TOWN, August 1 – Batik Showcase: A Modern Interpretation is set to mesmerize audiences with its contemporary take on the traditional art of Batik. The event celebrates the vibrant colors and intricate motifs of Batik, a craft that has its roots in maritime Southeast Asia. Batik has experienced a resurgence of interest in Malaysia, especially among young designers who have fallen in love with the timeless art form and its traditional fabric.
This showcase, curated by Ivan Choo, director of Velvet Signature, brings together a talented lineup of homegrown designers and leading Malaysian creatives including Aden Yong, Aliza Rezki, Edric Ong, Eric Choong, Hassan Abu Bakar, Koay JiTong, NaimButek, Tri Siswanto, and Zack Lee. Each presenting their unique interpretation of Batik in fashion. The runway will come alive with a burst of colors and patterns as the inner city becomes the backdrop for this exciting event.
From intricate designs to complex techniques, the showcase will highlight the versatility of Batik and its ability to blend seamlessly with contemporary fashion. Accompanied by the captivating sounds of the ethno-pop duo Buddha Beat, the event promises to be a celebration of local and regional art, culture, and heritage. Experience the charm and diversity of this timeless classic through this eclectic selection of modern Batik creations.