Bramanta Wijaya's love of his culture has always been reflected in the patterns as well as the state-of-the-art pieces that he designs. The culture of his roots, Javanese, along with Peranakan and European cultures heavily influenced the newly launched Tresno Spring/Summer 2019 collection. By using the Javanese and Chinese traditional batik designs paired with European inspired cuts, the Tresno Spring/Summer 2019 collection is daringly remarkable.
Still featuring to his statement line, you'll likely find the classic Bramanta Wijaya silhouettes in this newest collection which add a substantial range of traditional accents. The Manchu Clan from the Qing Dynasty who celebrated the freedom of women in their social stratification was the first historical story that inspired Bramanta. He translated this beautiful momentum in the Tresno collection by creating the elegant silhouettes of the Qing Dynasty nobles to produce a majestic floor-length gowns embellished with capes.
Paying tribute to the traditional kebaya, Bramanta also presents a bustier paired with a sarong identical to the encim kebaya. You'll also find the Shanghai collar design in almost every gown, including the cheongsam gowns which was a manifestation of the Chinese women's freedom of expression in the 1930s. Bramanta had also successfully performed a Chinese-European inspired embroidery technique by using European flowers and cloud patterns to signify the cultural integration in the coasts of North Java.
A real cultural diversity feast, those are the words that would perfectly summarize this collection. Ultimately, Bramanta Wijaya hopes Tresno can be a message for everyone to never give up on love because love will always exist in the same amount every day.
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