A bohemian spirit weaves its way through the hand-printed batik silk dresses of native Australian Natalie Martin’s collection, launched in 2011. The painstaking batik process, used by artisans in Indonesia for hundreds of years, involves painting patterns on silk with wax, hand-dyeing the fabric, and then removing the wax with boiling water. The resulting designs, showcased on Natalie Martin’s breezy caftans and flowing maxi dresses, give each piece the feeling of an endless summer.
A bohemian spirit weaves through Australian Natalie Martin’s collection of batik silk dresses, launched in 2011. Showcased on the label’s breezy caftans and flowing sundresses, batik is a painstaking process that uses traditional methods to hand-print unique patterns on silk.