The Geeky Baju Project is a series of Southeast Asian garment designs inspired by literature, video games, and films. In this series, I explore the intersection of popular culture with traditional garments as a means of storytelling. More at http://charisloke.com/geekybaju.
A HIGHER ORDER
(Based on The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien)
Fill the skies with the finest rockets ever seen in this silk baju kurung.
An update to the baju gives it tab sleeves that reveal a lighter interior lining.
Care for the earth in this rough cotton baju kurung with selendang.
The selendang can be used for multiple purposes, including covering the head and carrying infants.
SHADOW AND FLAME
Dwell in darkness in this fiery outfit.
The Minangkabau horned headdress, tengkuluk tanduk, is made from folded fabric and can be ornately decorated with gold jewelry.
Step forth wreathed in many colours.
Sarong printed with the batik wax resist technique are common in the region, worn for casual and formal occasions.