KRATON, BaroQco for Haute Couture Paris FW
Embracing the Mangkunegaran
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 honor of 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.
“I have made pieces with metal ornaments, 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 then 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 framework of the masterpiece and then set with SWAROVSKI 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 us, BaroQco. The royal colors Green, Yellow/Gold, Black, Dark Blue.
This series is plated in the raw color 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 color of ancient silver/palladium. We are using recycled silver for the plating just to be more ECO-friendly. The Colours that we use are a variety of colors specifically for winter dark colors 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 Western society and to adopt a western lifestyle or culture in Java by developments in arts, buildings, military without forgetting Javanese elements as their identity.
BaroQco is embracing the Mangkunegaran to be remembered and that their Legacy thrives on in Paris in the Collection of BaroQco during the Paris fashion week Haute Couture.
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