BaroQco AW2019/20 Haute Couture Runway Collection
The collection is inspired by the Javanese Tradition that still remains in the princedom, located in the region of Surakarta in the center of java island in Indonesia. Until now, Pura Mangkunegaran has its own arts and cultures and one among the others is the dance which claims to have the original style created by people of Pura Mangkunagaran themselves. This uniqueness gives the identity in diversity.
To create Masterpieces in reflections to the originality in honour to the Mangkunegaran tradition for being unique and giving the symbiosis with a BaroQco touch. For being unique is to be different and to be different you are unique.
Pieces with metal ornaments are made, that is crafted layer after layer in combination with SWAROVKSI ELEMENTS© AND semi precious stones. The Semi precious stones are from a variety of countries such as Indonesia and Brazil. The usage of real and genuine material gives the pieces a certain value.
Each masterpiece is well thought over. It is initiated with the concept design, production plan and than production. Ornaments are plated in palladium and or 24K gold.
Once the ornaments are ready the following steps are to make the ornaments into the frame work of the masterpiece and than set with SWAROVKSI ELEMENTS©. And for some pieces we will finish it with strings-beads of semi precious stones to make the masterpiece complete.
The first series is more into the Royal Mangkunegaran style, with the touch of BaroQco. With The royal colours Green, Yellow/Gold, Black, Dark Blue. This series is plated in the raw colour of ancient gold.
The second series is showing the beauty of the Javanese art tradition by metal works of different flowers and tropical flora and fauna ornaments. In this series the ornaments are plated in the raw colour of ancient silver/palladium.
Recycled silvers are used for the plating just to be more ECO friendly. The Colours that we use are a variety of colours specifically for winter dark colours like dark blue, siam, etc.
In Javanese philosophy, the colors are yellow/gold guards against sleepiness, blue against disease/disaster, black against hunger, green against stress/frustration, white against desire/lust, orange against fear, red against evil and purple against bad thoughts.
The meaning of the Legacy is that in the past At the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889, K.G.P.A.A Mangkunagoro V brought the Javanese culture to Paris.
The collaboration between the French and the Javanese is made because of the efforts by Mangkunegaran in order to introduce the kingdom into the Western society and to adopt western life style or culture in Java by developments in arts, buildings, military without forgetting Javanese elements as their identity.