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.
(Based on Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons)
See the puppets on strings as you float past in a translucent silk áo dài.
A blend of Eastern and Western sensibilities, the Vietnamese áo dài has evolved over the years to its current tight-fitting form.
THIS CITY IS AFRAID OF ME
Black and white vigilanteism is often gruesome; do the work in a lace kebaya top with baggy rough cotton pants.
The kebaya is worn all over Southeast Asia, combining a delicate sheer blouse with a wrap.
QUEEN OF QUEENS
Build your empire for others to despair in this caped silk combination.
Modern versions of the baju kurung abound, featuring shorter and form-fitting cuts.
I AM PAGLIACCI
Tell a joke in this printed and embroidered Punjabi suit.
The Punjabi kameez is also paired with jeggings instead of the looser salwar.