Indonesian Fashion Designer Barli Asmara Can’t Stop Thinking About Fabric

I look at the fabric, but all I see is the dress.

I love tulle, it’s very easy to layer.

In New York, one has to follow trends to create something new.

Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to match your hat with sunglasses.

I don’t have time to credit myself.

I still need to learn.

Is there anything better than riding a bike by the sea?

Fashion is more than an industry.

I like to start working as early as possible so that I can enjoy my time with family and friends.

I would like to see more local labor in fashion. It’s the only way to stay truly connected with the origin of the product.

I have nine cats and two dogs.

Actually, chickens wouldn’t be bad either.

I feel like my imagination takes over my sanity.

It’s very hard to fall asleep.

Good work comes from true values.

I like movies that portray longing and expectation.

Celine Dion inspires me a lot.

Actually, this sweatshirt was ten bucks at the flea market.

I don’t have too much time to travel.

When I retire I’ll be spending a lot of time with my animals and doing yoga.

Jakarta and New York are very different, but sometimes they feel too similar. I don’t like to see decadent influences transact.

It’s not that hard to start over, is it?

Barli Asmara, fashion designer

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