Bali is a soulful island full of stunning natural landscapes and restless creative energy of its people. Many tourists leave with an over-packed suitcase and excess baggage full of distinctive fashion items from Bali’s best designers. Take our list of Balinese fashion designers you need to know and an empty suitcase for an exciting visit to this unforgettable island.
Rik Lee and Regina Octavia of Rik&Reg
Rik and Regina make a perfect duo, creating collections of youthful, vibrant island wear. Rik is an artist and illustrator with big international clients, while Regina is a designer with years of impressive fashion-related experiences. Together, the two created Rik & Reg, a brand that perfectly reflects their love of fun island life. Their designs include playful graphics and peculiar cuts, and support small local businesses and workers.
Aylin Kanginnadhi of STRAW
STRAW by Aylin Kanginnadhi was born out of her passion for creating beautiful, functional bags after years of artistic experience in Berlin and London. The German-Chinese designer was born and raised in Bali. Leather is the preferred material for STRAW’s bags and jackets. Sustainability is also central to the brand, as she tries to buy only materials from excess export production to minimise waste.
STRAW, The Straw Hut, Jalan Sari Dewi, Seminyak, +62 361 736750
Georgia Hall of State of Georgia
The Australian designer Georgia Hall moved to Bali over a decade ago. Her bohemian and vintage-inspired dresses are perfect for use as pretty beach dresses, making State of Georgia very popular in Bali. The tropical prints on freshly cut light garments added to the lively beach vibe of her collection.
Astrid Soedjono-Astbury of Saint x Sinner
As a talented and educated designer, Astrid takes the essence of metropolitan cities (Jakarta, where she spent her youth, and New York), and the vibrant island of Bali where she lives, and mixes it into a collection of chic, glamorous and laid-back fashion pieces. Saint x Sinner is a perfect brand for city girls who like to have fun in the sun.
Kukuh Zuttion of The Story Of
The beautiful island of Bali has inspired edgy stylist-turned-designer Kukuh Zuttion in many of her energetic, eclectic collections for The Story Of. Having worked with international brands and movies — including Eat, Pray, Love — she knows how to translate a bold youthful character into a colorful aesthetic in clothing that defies boring trends. You can expect whimsical prints and daring cuts put together to make a one-of-a-kind outfit driven by art and creativity.
Magali Pascal’s dresses reflect both chic French elegance and trendy Balinese Bohemian style. A French-born designer living in Bali, Magali Pascal manages to achieve the perfect balance between glam and comfort, translated into easy-to-wear lacy dresses, laid-back silks, and more. Her collections are versatile, making items suitable for both fun days out and fancy dinners.
Jimi and Zoe Paul of Mister Zimi
The husband and wife team behind Australian brand Mister Zimi are half-time residents of Bali, where they gather inspiration from the island’s exotic spots and cultures and recreate them in bold, distinctive clothing. The daring bold prints and vibrant colors accentuate each other on comfy but stylish jumpsuits, dresses, and swimwear. Laid-back, relaxed cuts and silhouettes define the brand, making their products also easy to wear.
Specializing in bridal and glamorous wear, Ali Charisma is one of Bali’s connoisseurs of fashion. He’s also the president of the Bali branch of the Indonesian Fashion Designers Association. Bali is a popular wedding destination for Indonesians and foreigners alike, and Ali is one of the most sought-after designers to help achieve the perfect island wedding with a delicate grace.
Ali Charisma, Jalan Tengah, No. 52, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 7420776
Made de Coney of Lily Jean
The Bali-born designer spent her childhood in Brazil and studied fashion in the United States. Now she crafts elegant but energetic women’s wear. She sources influences and materials globally, but incorporates local handiwork into her designs, resulting in exotic products of the highest quality. You can see batik-inspired patterns and island-influenced silhouettes in Lily Jean’s bold, confident, and empowering collections, now available in 12 countries.
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As a native Javanese, Dwi Iskandar is no stranger to traditional ethnic materials, patterns, and style, from which he developed his taste and signature as a fashion designer. His years of fashion education in Bali have added a modern and contemporary sense to his taste, and his distinctive style combines ethnicity with a modernist spirit. From casual wear to elegant cocktail dresses, his work is cherished in Bali, throughout Indonesia and Asia.
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