Rooted in Culture
Gabriella Cortese, the designer behind Antik Batik, has a spirit for traveling within her soul. Italian by birth and Parisian by adoption, she has criss-crossed the globe. Born in in Turin, she enjoyed a wonderful childhood there. Her Hungarian grandmother taught her how to embroider, while her mother embodied the model of eternal elegance.
ANTIK BATIK was born, in 1992, during a journey of initiation in Bali. The thousand-year-old batik technique for printing silk
inspired Gabriella to create her first range of pareos and scarves. Having discovered India, Gabriella explored other types of ancestral savoir-faire: hand embroidery, hand Weaving and “bandhani”, an artisanal dyeing process. An eclectic melting pot of European and Indonesian influences, Antik Batik’s fabulously romantic designs combine colorful prints with eye-catching embellishments.
The Antik Batik Brand
Sought after by celebrities and all kinds of women looking for authenticity, ANTIK BATIK has become an emblem of a “bohemian-chic” living. Antik Batik women’s ready to wear and fashion accessories can be found at premier retailers including Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop,
Polyvore, Revolve, Gilt and independent boutiques nationwide.