Batik is a method of dying cloth. It is an ancient method of dying cloth and creating desings in the cloth that was developed on the island of Java in Indonesia as far back as 1294 AD. While the exact origins are not known, most experts agree that the Javanese royaly in the late 13th and early 14th century helped to develop batik through their patronage of the arts.
Now, we get to see Batik designs being cleverly used in the modern world...
The Singapore Airlines signature Sarong Kebaya
The signature sarong kebaya uniform was first introduced in 1968, by French couturier Pierre Balmain, with just a minor tweak to the collar in 1974. Created artistically with specially designed batik material, it is form fitting and accentuates the womanly hour glass figure. It is now regarded by the masses as a national icon of Singapore - the Singapore Girl. Graceful, poised yet vibrant..true Singapore style.
I hope that you will be inspired too ;)