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Buffalo Batik – Fashion & Culture Fest

Novi Paluch is organizing her first solo fashion show. Novi was one of the first entrepreneurs to bring retail back to downtown Buffalo, in the form of Sasmita Batik, which opened in the Market Arcade building back in 2013. Now Novi is spreading her wings, by taking her worldly fashion sense to new levels. In order to do this, she is orchestrating an event called Buffalo Batik – Fashion & Culture Fest. The show will be held at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum on Friday, July 8 at 7pm.

“I made my way to Buffalo New York in 2008 by way of Jakarta, Indonesia, where I worked as a trader at the Indonesian Stock Exchange,” said Novi. “After spending some time here, I saw an opportunity in the local market to offer a fine selection of handmade Indonesian Batik – an art form and style of fashion I’ve long been familiar with. My store, Sasmita Batik, carries authentic clothing, textiles, jewelry, and decor from the Lombok, Bali, and Java regions of Indonesia. Please join me in celebrating my first solo fashion show – Buffalo Batik!

“Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this… Batik has become a fashion item for many Indonesians, used in traditional clothing, but also for modern fashion now. I am doing this because I want to introduce Indonesian culture with fashion and music, so that people can learn about Indonesian ways. I want to show the beautiful Indonesian culture, music and clothing. I want people to know that Indonesia is as beautiful as Thailand, Singapore or Cambodia, because most people aren’t as familiar with Indonesia.”

To add interest to the fashion affair, Novi is teaming up with the Traditional Indonesia Music Orchestra (Gamelan), to provide a fantastic culturally alive setting. Novi will be premiering her newest collection of dresses, which she has been designing for Sasmita Batik. The proceeds from the fashion show and Indonesian festival will benefit the Buffalo Gamelan Club. This is going to be a sensational fashion and culture fest, organized in a way that will highlight much of the Indonesian culture that we have right here in Buffalo. From bellydancing to Gamelon to Tari Yapong Dance to gorgeous textiles, this is a unique festival that you just won’t want to miss.

Come support the growing Gamelan movement in Buffalo.

Hand-crafted Fashions, Fabrics & Jewelry from Indonesia shown by an array of models. Including live performances by Buffalo Gamelan Club | Live DJ | Fleuron Rouge Belly Dance | Muhammad School of Music | Tari Yapong Dance

Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door | Food & drink included

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To purchase advance tickets: Please email, call 716-949-0192, or visit the Sasmita Batik store at 617 Main Street (Market Arcade) in Buffalo.

Karpeles Museum | 453 Porter Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14201


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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