Solo Batik Fashion
09 Agustus 2009

Solo Batik Fashion, Ngarsopuran Triwindu, 26-28 Juni 2009

S
olo city has been very marvelous within the past few years, because since the leadership of the city handled by Mr. Ir. H. Joko Widodo, there were many events had been organized in Solo which was bringing the self-respect feeling for Solo society and enviousness for other cities. How they could not be envious that was because Solo has exchanged and became a cultural city which is full of staging; region, national and international staging. Well, one of the staging which up-lifted Batik theme as an ancestral inheritance was organized on June 26 – 28, 2009 in Night Market Pasar Ngarsopuran Triwindu Solo. It was entitled SOLO BATIK FASHION. And that brought self-respect for both the society and batik vendors in Solo, even for Solo Batik Fashion itself, as stated by Mr. Arya as the man in charge of the event. He also added that the event or the staging was broadcasted by local and private TV station in their covers.

In the first day, it was filled with programs by designers of Solo city. In the second day it was filled by UKM-ers and it was represented by Batik Kauman and Batik Laweyan. In the third day, it was filled by Batik Danar Hadi, Bilqis, and Batik Semar. At the beginning program, there was no meaningful astonishing thing, but after the emergence of Batik Semar in the last session, there were many people admired, it is because Batik Semar was not merely performing batik but also showing its batik exploration that is from ordinary batik which could become an extraordinary batik by using a very special process differed from others, it was called a weaving process. Batik Semar also presented  ladies wears from fresh cocktail style to gown style called Volgon. It was very rare for such batik products being manufactured in such way, so that the audiences, who were first just glued on their seats, were seemed very impressed “how could this be….” This astonishment really brought pride for the batik vendor especially for Batik Semar, as you can see in below pictures.

The same thing was also conveyed by the Managing Director of Batik Semar, whom we met in the location on Sunday June 28, 2009. Hopefully for the next year, a better and more astonishing event will be organized than the recent one, as he added and ended the conversation (Batik Semar cover team)