As a world-famous maestro well known for his legendary batik collections, exquisite fabric designs, and extravagant fashion shows, Iwan Tirta began his journey in preserving batik through modern innovations. Combining his vast knowledge on batik with glamorous fashion sensibilities, he was known to have impressively created more than 10.000 original batik designs during his lifetime. From a specialized workshop situated in South Jakarta, Iwan Tirta believed that every piece of cloth they created inherited the sukma—inner soul—of its maker for the merit of the wearer. It was this philosophy and his innate love for batik that constantly encouraged him to keep innovating on the storied tradition.