DC Fashion Week Collection
Designer Anna Mariana combined Balinese and Betawi culture in her 'Babe' collection that was showcased at DC Fashion Week 2018's 28th International Couture Collections Show on Feb. 25 at Franklin Square, Washington, DC. (Anna Mariana/File)
Anna Mariana represented Indonesia at the 28th International Couture Collections Show, hosted by DC Fashion Week 2018. Her collection was showcased on Feb. 25 at Franklin Square in Washington, DC.
Anna’s collection, comprising 20 pieces under the House of Marsya label, was titled "Babe", a portmanteau of Bali and Betawi. It combined traditional woven fabrics with patterns from the two cultures.
From Bali, for instance, Anna used poleng (checkered patterns) that symbolize the philosophy of Rwa Bhineda, a concept that says that everything exists in terms of duality to bring cosmic balance to the universe, similar to the yin and yang concept in Taoism.
Anna's collection, 'Babe', a portmanteau of Bali and Betawi, was displayed at DC Fashion Week on Feb. 25 in Washington, DC. (Anna Mariana/File)