Nusa Tenggara Weaving Packaged in Contemporary Luxury Designs | 1NEWS

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He wanted the beauty of the woven fabric to shine through with a simple cut.

Dream – Weaving from Nusa Tenggara has a very distinctive and beautiful pattern. To make it, take months. It takes special skills that are usually learned from generation to generation.

Usually, this weaving is worn like cloth or draped over the shoulders. The fashion designer, Oscar Lawalata or now familiar with the name Asha Smara Darra, tries to make Nusa Tenggara weaving into a more elegant and contemporary outfit.

Together with The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Asha presented 24 ready-to-wear clothes combined with woven fabrics in the Unity in Diversity campaign.

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“This is not just a fashion show. Together with the Unity in Diversity campaign from The Apurva Kempinski Bali, we are also trying to unite the cultural and fashion sides, MSME workers, and the continuation side of woven fabrics,” said Asha at the Virtual Unity in Diversity Discussion, Monday 16 May 2022.

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Inspired by Nusa Tenggara

For Asha, Nusa Tenggara is a very memorable place in her life journey.

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“Nusa Tenggara is a special place for me, because it was the beginning of my textile journey in Indonesia,” said Asha.

He added that East Nusa Tenggara was the first trip to see the fabric deeper and see Indonesia from another side.

“As Indonesians, we can feel the beauty of culture from here. Our journey was not easy, this memory is beautiful for me at that time, the nature is very beautiful, I have a special feeling for East Nusa Tenggara,” said Asha.

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Combine Weaving and Ready To Wear Outfit

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Asha didn’t elaborate on this collection for Unity in Diversity. He wants the beauty of the woven fabric to radiate with cutting simple one.

“The cutting is made simple because the weaving of the beauty of the fabric speaks for itself. so we just make it like the outer, because we make a full dress, of course it will be heavier. So it’s just a simple cut because we want to display the fabric,” said Asha.

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Motifs and Patterns

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When she saw a woven cloth, Asha admitted that her inspiration in designing came. Because each pattern of woven fabric has its own uniqueness that can be poured into the appropriate pattern.

“For clothing patterns, it is usually seen from the motif first, it is the woven fabric that can provide inspiration for the placement and pattern. And we always let the fabric appear and be the highlight,” said Asha.

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Raise the Woven Fabric in the Eyes of the World

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Indonesian culture is indeed very rich, and its originality deserves to be recognized by the world. In line with this, Asha also admitted that she wanted to raise the fabric of the archipelago in the eyes of the world.

“We continue to want to promote Indonesian culture in the eyes of the world, not only as a souvenir country but also in fashion that is” luxury. Because the fabric is special and limitedthe treatment is also special,” said Asha.

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100 Nusa Tenggara Fabric Exhibition

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Apart from this fashion show, guests from The Apurva Kempinski Bali can also get to know more about the textile arts of Nusa Tenggara. An exhibition entitled ‘100 Fabrics of Nusa Tenggara’ also enlivened the lobby of this hotel, with a collection of fabrics that show the characteristics of various regions in Nusa Tenggara.

These fabrics come from various regions such as Alor, Timor, Flores, and various other regions. (mut)