This showcase features batik menswear created by students and graduates of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in collaboration with BINhouse. Interpreting tradition, history, culture, and contemporary fashion aesthetics, the designs are modern, innovative, and wearable.
BINhouse, a batik powerhouse in Indonesia, generously provided all the batik fabrics for this collection. Each one speaks to the unique and distinctive BINhouse signature approach to handmade batik.
With their individual fortes and styles, the NAFA designers established their own approaches to working with the BINhouse batiks. Among the designers are an embroidery artist, a print designer, a leather smith, an alternative constructionist, as well as current students honing their skills in fashion designing.