Island style on Bali

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Bali's artistic traditions and craft-centred culture have made the island a magnet for creative souls. In addition to the diverse local arts and handicrafts on offer around the island, visitors will also find a whole host of independent designer fashions and accessories with boutiques in all the main tourist areas showcasing the work of talented couturiers. Here are 5 of Bali's fashion favourites…  

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Paul Ropp, A Bali based fashion label that has expanded to other parts of Asia and around the globe

Paul Ropp

A Bali based fashion label that has expanded to other parts of Asia and around the globe, Paul Ropp creations are based on traditional Balinese embroidery techniques that have been passed down for generations. Exquisite cottons and silks are skilfully hand woven in local villages to create a unique collection of men's and women's clothing, as well as a range of accessories that includes bags, hats, scarves and even bras. The cotton is hand-spun on looms and the fabrics are then hand-dyed using natural compounds for a rich depth of colour rarely found in synthetic compounds. Not only does this approach promote and preserve these ancient crafts, it also stimulates village economies where local people take great pride in their craftsmanship. Paul Ropp outlets can be found island wide in Jimbaran, Seminyak, Oberoi, Kerobokan, Ubud, Sangingan, Nusa Dua and Kuta, with sister boutiques also now open on Phuket

(paulropp.com)

Beach house creations

Beach House Creations

Described as “haute couture for the beach”, Australian designer Cara produces exclusive swimwear, resort clothing and accessories using exotic materials, such as shell, beads, sequins and stones, which are combined in unique ways to create ultra stylish and individual pieces that are also environmentally friendly. Moving beyond bikinis, each collection is designed as an entire coordinated outfit using exotic trim and exquisite handwork that is carried across to every accessory, including bags, jewellery, shoes, belts and hats. The Beach House Creations label also features complimentary clothing range called Casual Urban Resort and a children's collection, Minnie Me.

(beachhousecreations.com.au)

Religion in Bali

Religion in Bali

UK based fashion label Religion draws inspiration from international street culture with "lyrical quotes, musical muses and British heritage" at the heart of the designs. The premium line, Buddhist punk, offers refined rock star couture at its best with a vintage flavour and cool accessories that have made the label a celebrity favourite worn by everyone from Rihanna and Rita Ora to Muse front man Matt Bellamy, Labrinth and Michael Fassbender.  Religion’s collection has also expanded to include fragrance, bags, jewellery, sunglasses and footwear, offered at three standalone stores in London. International outlets can also be found in New York, Sydney, Honk Kong, Seoul and for holiday fashionistas, in Seminyak, Bali.

(religionclothing.co.uk)

Kudeta Boutique

Kudeta Boutique

Bali's world famous capital of cool — Ku De Ta — is perhaps best known for its fine food and sophisticated beachside party vibe. But the island's monument to the modern tropical lifestyle also boasts a boutique, with signature chic designs in shorts, shirts, bikinis, hats, bags, shoes, plus an extensive collection of designer sandals and thongs. Many of the items have been created by an in-house team, including a range of fitted men’s T’s in soft, ultra-thin cotton with distinctive prints, as well as men’s swimwear, from board shorts to retro swimming trunks. The selection of women’s swimwear is even more extensive, including some innovative cut bikinis, plus a range of beachwear that includes light blouses in bold colours. A choice of exotic jewellery is characterised by exotic accents, from rings with bold, irregularly cut stones to cuffs with little lucky charms and trinkets.

(kudeta.net)

Renegade Republic

Renegade Republic With outlets in Seminyak and Kuta, Renegade Republic has become one of the top resort wear brands on Bali. The label's distinctive, contemporary designs offer strong hints of gothic glamour with fine fabrics and rich detailing in outfits that offer a bold statement for a night out clubbing, as well as more gentle designs, including colourful T's and tropical print shirts for men and pocket dresses and flowing maxis for women. Variety and versatility are signatures of this popular boutique and the collections strike a cool balance between resort attire and something you can wear when you head back home. (renegaderepublic.net)       by