Sewing has been a passionate hobby for me since the age of 8, and I have always loved ethnic inspirations, whether it is in architecture, clothing, jewelry, or art. After studying Product Design at Institut Teknologi Bandung, in 1998 I decided to sharpen my skills by building a career in Bali while simultaneously freelancing as a graphic designer. It was the perfect place to learn to be independent, be inspired by the island’s strong traditional culture, art, crafts and fashion business, and have ultimate fun at the same time. After gaining experience working in the garment and jewelry industries there, I eventually established my own company that produced ethnic-style uniforms for Bali’s hotels and restaurants. From there I learned the great potentials of local inspiration combined with functionality. So after 8 adventurous years in Bali, I returned to my hometown Bandung to open a new chapter in my life: create my own brand while starting family life.
My first brand Indische was first launched in 2008 and has now become a brand which specialises in ready-to-wear Kebaya, dedicated to preserve the traditional heritage while fulfilling the needs of the modern Indonesian woman with high quality ethnic designs for everyday use.
After 9 years, in 2017 I felt the need to design a more contemporary styled fashion line while still promoting handmade embroidery and a touch of traditional textiles. So here is my second brand under my own name Rengganis.