Please welcome a new designer in our city Billy Hadisson from Olegun designs! Billy has severaI interesting items in his shop. He is from Indonesia and he makes the most beautiful Batik dresses. All his dresses have the most wonderful textures and have this lovely bohemian vibe to it. I took the opportunity to see his designs and fell in love with this number. Rich red texture (I just love anything red!) Check out the pics below!
I had the opportunity to talk to Billy about his designs, here is what he had to say...
Paniagua Rubble: Billy, you said your store is a Batik store, please explain.
Billy Hadisson: Yes, batik have many patterns, it all came from different places in Indonesia
the most popular is batik from central java. Different places have their own pattern for example Cirebon- West Java has Batik Mega mendung. Also certain patterns are worn only by nobility. But in general people where all sorts of patterns not just based on where they come from.
The great example is UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009.
Paniagua Rubble: This is very interesting I will definately be looking into this. The design possiblities are endless and the patterns are so beautiful!
If you want to learn more about Batik patterns check out this link.
This is yet another example of the incredible melting pot of people that exist here in New York. lPease stop by the store and say hello. I am sure you will just fall in love with his designs.