Beauty of North Sulawesi through the Batik “Story” Fashion Show

(Foto Batik Fashion Show)

Presenting the Beauty of North Sulawesi through the Batik “Story” Fashion Show (26/7)

Belgrade (26/7) – the Beauty of North Sulawesi was picked as the theme of the Batik Fashion Show, held by Indonesian Embassy-Belgrade at the Metropol Palace Hotel this summer 2018.

The rich culture and tourism of the North Sulawesi has been smoothly described by so-called “Batik Story” best collections designed by Indonesian prominent designers Sissy Matindas, Terry Solangs and Jinno Rauw.

The Batik Story is defined as the batik, an Indonesian technique of wax-resist dyeing of clothes, created by Sizzy Matindas in telling story of the beauty of North Sulawesi.

“We have gathered here to take you to the beautiful journey of North Sulawesi, Indonesia”… and the Batik is telling you the beauty of North Sulawesi from the under water color parade to the pretty views of North Sulawesi”, said the Ambassador Harry R.J. Kandou on his opening remarks of the event.

Sincerely gratitude and appreciation were also delivered to the local governments of the Province of North Sulawesi who have come to the event and participated in promoting the beauty of North Sulawesi while also enjoying the beauty of Serbia.

The fashion show presented 3 sequences of the Batik in “a ready to wear”, “kaftan” and “haute couture”, amazed more than 300 special guests, consist of foreign Ambassadors-Belgrade and the whole diplomatic corps, government of Serbia, International Women’s Club-Belgrade (IWC), Fashionistas, Socialites, Boutique owners, celebrities and media.

Besides enjoying the sequences of the fashion show, the guests were astonished by the traditional dances performed by Indonesian Embassy Dance Group and Kolintang, the traditional music of North Sulawesi performed by City Government of Manado and Temboan group.

Known as the traditional technique of wax-resist dyeing of a cloth/fabric, BATIK has been acknowledged by UNESCO as Indonesian heritage culture since 2009.