Bianca van Leur Fashionsuite

Bianca van Leur Fashionsuite

Antik Batik

The finest ANTIK BATIK pieces require several days of work. Each handmade piece is unique.

Gabriella has a spirit for travelling within her soul. Italian by birth and Parisian by adoption, she has criss-crossed the globe.
In the 19th century, she left for Tibet, on trail of Alexandra David-Néel and the last of the psychedelic dandies on the Silk Road.
In Bali, the thousand-year-old batik technique for printing silk inspired her to create her first range of pareos.  The explosion of colors in the summer collections evoke the bohemian elegance of aristocrats such as Talitha Getty in Tangiers and Marisa Berenson in Ibiza at the end of the sixties. Taking the word batik, Gabriella added antik, for the rhyme, and because it sounded good in all languages. Having discovered India, she explored other techniques: embroidery and bandhani, an artisanal dyeing process.

In 1992, ANTIK BATIK was born.