Garuda

Garuda inspiration illustration is derived from Indonesia's national emblem. The mythical golden bird that symbolizes strength and power, while the gold color symbolizes greatness & glory.

Service

Textile Design Illustration

Client

Diana Couture

Year

2015

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Diana Couture for New York Fashion Couture Week 2015 

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Cape skirt Garuda Illustration Print Couture Dress, photos at Candi Borobudur

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Garuda Illustration for couture dress, worn at NYFW Couture Week 2015

THE BRIEF

Diana Couture is an Indonesian fashion house that focuses on evening gown design. They entered NYFW 2015 with an Indonesian-themed design featuring Garuda that symbolised boldness and gracefulness. I was appointed as the textile designer and print production to collaborate in this project.

 

THE DESIGN CONCEPT

TEXTILE ILLUSTRATION DESIGN

My pattern illustration idea was an extension of Garuda as the national emblem of Indonesia. This mighty creature was depicted as a large Javanese eagle instead of an anthropomorphic figure commonly described in mythology. Its stern face looks to the side, emphasizing its strength.  The color was derived from the fire-like spirit of Garuda, its initial birth form.

PRINT PRODUCTION

The digital printing result was satisfying after a color-testing process to get the right color on polyester organdy sheer fabric, giving a beautiful grandeur effect for the skirt that enhances the overall look.