who WE ARE

traditional craft
architectural thinking

We are a design house specialising in contemporary Malaysian batik. Our emphasis is on infusing architectural design elements into our batik designs, thus giving it a breath of fresh air into this traditional textile art. 

Meet the founder

Azrina Lasa

Azrina holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Taylor’s University, Malaysia and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. After nearly two decades of working in the banking industry, she decided to return to her first love, fashion, a subject matter that she has had an affinity with since childhood. Azrina loves working and creating with textiles and turning them into chic, wearable art. Her tastes in fashion and art were influenced from her childhood and teenage days in London, Gothenburg, and Melbourne, where she would spent her days scouring the cities with barely any adult supervision. 

Azrina’s prior background include working with Bank Negara Malaysia as a policy maker. She observed that while batik is one of Malaysia’s cultural heritage, not many in the private sector would wear batik to work or for casual wear on a daily basis due to its bright colours and heavy motifs. She saw this as a gap in the market and began working with Ar. Yez Yusof, an architect and former partner of batikTEKTURA to develop more minimalist and refrained batik motifs that would be suitable in the office context, and for any casual and relaxed outings. She worked with trained batik artisans to produce batik  using the traditional techniques of batik terap (handblocked) which gives the batik fabrics an even more raw and edgy look which complements batikTEKTURA’s architectural batik motifs.

Azrina has also given cultural talks relating to the history and evolution of batik and fashion and styling tips for batik. One of her recent well-received Fashion Talk was with KWAP in December 2023. She has also collaborated with ASTRO Awani to provide batik wardrobe for its news anchors and partnered with Irama Studios to provide over 40 outfits for the musicians and ushers at Konsert Apresiasi Irama Keroncong Malaysia, held at Istana Budaya in August 2023, which was headlined by Dato’ Awie and Dato’ Khatijah Ibrahim.



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