Now and then I like to look at fashions east of India. Especially the kain-kebaya which you can still spot in everyday use.
I spotted an Indonesian book of fashion illustrations (Cantik Elegan dengan Kebaya XL aka Beautiful and Elegant in Kebaya XL) on my travels. It has a 100 odd illustrations of kain-kebaya for larger women (apparently to break away from the sarong-kebayas are for slender Singapore Girl kind of feeling). The illustrated lady looks pretty cool and there are numerous patterns and vivid colours in there – I always miss colours when in Australia. Kind of a mix of indigenous Indonesian and Islamic influences
The pics are not the best, I only had my phone on me.
The green one is exquisite….love the long kurta thinggy on the slim lines of the bottom.
Yep it looks good!
Apart from being true works of art they seem to confer such elegance to the wearer!
They do, I like the combinations I have seen on the streets in SE Asia!