The special event, being our debut in Europe, will reprise batik motifs from the Kasih+Sayang collection which was first released in 2020.
Kasih+Sayang is a celebration of love. The collection explores this through its expression in batik motifs. The motifs featured are Kawung, Parang, Sido Mulyo, Truntum, Merak Ngibing, Babon Anggrem, Tambal, Sekar Jagad, Wahyu Temurun, Cuwiri and Delimo Mulyo. Each one of these motifs embodies the notion of love in ways that you would never imagine! However, quite unlike the 2020 version of Kasih+Sayang, this reprisal will see our signature silhouttes – namely the reversible Merdeka jackets and the Utama pants – at their best. We are also bringing back the Mentari Outer and Senja Jackets with motifs from Kasih+Sayang.
We will also be showcasing limited pieces of batik nitik (hand-dotted batik) sarongs in premium cotton that contain hidden poetry, as well as shawls and scarves in silk and voile with traditionally hand-stamped batik motifs from this year’s Lingkaran collection.
Lingkaran is inspired by the shape and motion of a circle that knows no end. This collection looks at coming full circle, signifying Baju by Oniatta’s move into Kampung Gelam as bringing batik home, where historically, batik made its first presence in this heritage neighbourhood. Lingkaran features both batik tulis and batik cap on cotton and silk, and is a reflection of how life comes full circle when we look closely at our relationships with people and places.