Friday, 10 April 2015 00:00
By Shehana Dain
Buddhi Batiks recently launched an array of vibrant saris, dresses, jump suits, skirts and menswear in time for the upcoming New Year season, presenting a striking collection of many unique designs.
The designer-wear boutique run by Dharshi Keerthisena targets a niche market and its offerings undoubtedly makes its customers stand out in a crowd. The handcrafted pieces are of high quality and feature contemporary designs for on-trend consumers.
Since its inception, the store has been popular for its batik saris and offers an extensive and impressive range of pure silk saris. The saris comes in vibrant shades and some feature understated batik designs which nevertheless stand out strikingly.
The store also features a variety of skirts which flow effortlessly, lending a look of effortless elegance to the wearer.
The dresses, which aren’t as expensive as the saris, come in contemporary designs which are quite unique.
Trends in the forefront this season are mostly Aztec and tribal prints with the all-time favourite animal prints also making an appearance, all of which are incorporated in the new collection at Buddhi Batiks. Via this collection, the designers have given prominence to understanding the modern women and their bright personas.
Buddhi Batiks uses 100% natural fabrics in order for the dye to directly absorb into the fabric, due to which the products command high prices.
Batiks have always been part and parcel of traditions in Sri Lankans and Buddhi Batiks stays true to its roots in terms of the traditio nal shapes of its offerings, while ensuring modernity in the mix. In fact, the mixing and matching of the old and new is the secret behind Buddhi Batiks’ success story. Buddhi Batiks designers worked tirelessly for three months to get the new collection together in time for the season, experimenting with craftsmen to deliver each and every garment in a remarkable manner, certain to grab attention.
The next set of designs will be unveiled in August as a mid-season collection while the much-awaited Christmas collection will be launched in December.
While the prices are steep for average customers, Buddhi Batiks certainly impresses via its distinctive pieces that always hold their own.
Pix by Daminda Harsha Perera