Born in Italy, Gabriella Cortese learned dressmaking from her grandmother before moving to Paris to study art at age 18. Antik Batik was inspired by Cortese’s travels and experiences. Balinese artisans taught her the craft of Batik, and travels in India exposed her to exquisite hand-dyeing and embroidery techniques. The line is rich with unique, embellished and embroidered jackets and coats, elegant and unusual dresses and shirts and a ultra cool line of evening and daytime bags. Each piece of Antik Batik is a work of art.