In 1998, Oscar Lawalata began OSCAR LAWALATA CULTURE—the flag label that integrates the historical value of traditional textiles and modern lifestyle through the ever-evolving designs. His innate ability to design modern clothes that integrates traditional textiles such as ikat, songket, and batik, confirmed his passion to explore and preserve the cultural legacies of his country.
Oscar Lawalata is one of the young Indonesian fashion designers that is celebrated for his passion to explore and preserve the cultural legacies of his countries through his works. His winning the British Council IYCE (International Young Creative Entrepreneur) Fashion Award at the London Fashion Week, February 2009, was a highlighted moment in his career. In his 3 years of working with these communities of traditional weavers in poor outer regions of South Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara Timur and Java, Oscar Lawalata successfully improved the economy of tens of weavers. While improving the weavers’ income—through his Oscar Lawalata Culture, he was praised as Asia’s leading fashion designer to bring Indonesian locally made traditional clothes to the world.
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