Not all designers can design a ready-made clothes, you know. It was not easy to design ready-made clothing that can be worn a lot of people, “said Anne Avantie to Female Compass press conference after the launch Batiken, Lawasan Ready to Wear, some time ago at the Harris Hotel Kelapa Gading.
Anne Avantie is a designer whose names figure soared since 20 years ago. His work was in designing a wedding dress kebaya and already very well known and much imitated. In mid 2010, Anne ventured to try to get out of the glamor kebaya which makes it a well-known designers like now.
“This is a fashion show deg-degan most I’ve ever done,” said Anne opened the press conference accompanied by Taruna K., chairman of the Employers’ Association and the Indonesian Fashion Designer (APPMI). Anne said, to design dresses Batiken, Lawasan Ready to Wear this, he must get used to not touching or using brocade, lace, or sequins that have been familiar with their activities. In this life time collection ready, she should be willing to stick with the fabrics just for some people considered trash.
Lawasan, batik, which is commonly used for handicrafts, which are usually cut into small pieces, and when no longer used, collected, and then sold per kilo. In the story, Anne says she was moved to see such a traditional fabric is treated like dirt as if nothing mattered. Dawned in his mind to collect the pieces of fabric are then designed into a proper fashion wear.
“A lot of people if they see batik lawasan impressive, bright baseball, foul, or filthy. But I want to batik lawasan have prestige, charisma, and empowered. Not only the fabric, but also the collectors who collect these fabrics,” Anne’s story.
To dress in Batiken, Anne says that he tried he could order the offered price is quite affordable. Female Compass visited the booth where she models the collection at the Fashion Village in the event of Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival in 2010, according to the guard, the offered price ranging from Rp 150,000 – Rp 800,000.
Removing this collection is not in vain, Midshipman mengatakna, that the ideas and thoughts to issue a collection of ready to wear this takes three years of Anne. Recognized by Anne, his efforts out ready to wear collection was not easy. He also made preparations to carry out research and many questions to the designers who sometimes younger than him but had already issued a ready to wear.
“I realized that my design was followed by many more people. I do not keep a sense of irritation or resentment. I am aware, with this launch, there will be praise and criticism from here and there. But most important, will there be any hope, both for batik lawasan, also to perajinnya, “Anne cap.