2022

Senandung 1974

Senandung. A hum. A familiar tune. A serenade that brings comfort, and warmth. This year, we take a retrospective look on familiar silhouettes that define Malay traditional wear, together with the most exquisite selection of batik tulis from Surakarta, Yogyakarta and Cirebon. A long overdue tribute to our wealth of beauty defined not by the show of skin - but the immaculate selection of fabrics and innate style. That’s the true Malay girl clad in the inimitable Kebaya Pesak - meticulously crafted in pure linen and paired with a stunning red batik tulis from Surakarta. Senandung 1974 celebrates familiar silhouettes of traditional Malay fashion. It’s time to pick yours.

2022

Macan [1]

Macan [I], features the parang motif in batik chap (hand stamped batik with copper stamps specially created for this collection), which has been appropriated to mimic the transverse stripes of a tiger’s coat. The parang motif was for a long time a forbidden motif, donned only by rulers due to its symbolism of valour - signifying that its wearer is one who is strong, powerful and courageous… perhaps, just like a tiger!

2021

ABC: Alam | Bumi | Cahya

Alam | Bumi | Cahya (ABC) is inspired by Oniatta’s trip to Nice, the south of France. The collection features natural dyes in colours reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea and sky, made with breathable fabric that envelopes one with a living touch of nature. A gorgeous selection of motifs and colours. Each hand-stamped with love. And true to form, no two pieces are the same. A Baju by Oniatta collection made for those who seek comfort in nature.

2021

Bonjour Baju

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.

2021

Eyang

A found treasure. Beneath a stack of black and white pictures, a stash was that belonged to Oniatta's father. In a batik shirt. He dons the Sidomulyo motif. Batik Sidomulyo is structurally a geometric pattern that forms rectangular planes. Each field is filled with motifs, such as the motif of the life tree, the butterfly and the garuda. The meaning of “mulyo” in Javanese is identical with the word “noble” - which means “respected, kind-hearted and highly valued”. Semantically the word “Sidomulyo” means a willingness to achieve glory or a highly respected existence.

2021

Lingkaran: Coming Full Circle

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. The collection features both batik tulis and batik cap on cotton and silk. It is a reflection of how life comes full circle when we look closely at our relationships with people and places.

2020

Oh Sashiko

The sashiko motif is derived from the Japanese style of stitching/embroidery . This is the 2020 collection.

2020

Kasih + Sayang

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
The collection features an exclusive collection of 90 premium cotton batik tulis with 10 different batik motifs, each embodying the notion of love in ways that you would never imagine!

2019

Oh Sashiko

Oh Sashiko! celebrates a time-honoured tradition through the craft of batik making. Sashiko (literal translation: little stabs) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. Batik Sashiko is a labour of love, pioneered by batik craftsman Pak Muji Susilo. Driven to create something that is unique, new in the market and trendy, Pak Muji combines the simple style of the sachiko stitch with geometric patterns, using traditional batik hand-stamping method (batik chap). This first Oh Sashiko! Series features not only our signature Utama pants. Our kebaya-kemben makes a debut!

2019

Nostalgia

Nostalgia was birthed from a strong sense of longing. We all hold memories with us - sometimes of people, sometimes of buildings. Important places and people in our lives bring us back to a time when things may have been simpler, yet splendid. The 60-piece selection of premium batik tulis for this collection embraces the traditional methods of hand-drawn craftsmanship, and the use of natural dyes from indigo leaves and the bark of the yellow poinciana tree.

2018

Biru: An Ode to Bunda

Biru: An Ode to Bunda encapsulates the voices of strong women. Inspired by 4 incredible women, Oniatta designed this collection as a tribute to Mother. She recognizes the multiple roles women play and sees no better time to capture this in a collection that celebrates strength, courage and love. The collection features 48 one-of-a-kind pieces of Indigo batik tulis that can be paired with 4 distinct looks.

2017

Warna: A Tapestry of Colours

Warna is a celebration of diversity. While the craft of batik is intertwined with the cultural identity of the Indonesian people, its historical journeying is diverse. This collection acknowledges the involvement of the ethnic Chinese community who had been a part of the intricate batik ecosystem. Made from tulis (hand-drawn) batik, specially sourced from Solo, Indonesia, the prints display flora and fauna motifs - featuring birds, butterflies, various flowers and also the phoenix - symbolising freedom, strength, beauty, and new beginnings. The pieces have been hand-crafted by batik artisans, both local men and women between the ages of 25 to 60, who have been involved in the process of batik-making from the age of 12 to 16. Warna features 5 distinct looks: Cinta (Love), Jiwa (Soul), Seni (Art), Sinar (Illuminate), and Indah (Beautiful). Warna also showcases loose batik fabric - specially for batik collectors.
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