The unique fashion of Edric Ong combines a touch of the ethnic and oriental with the contemporary; innovating styles with creative use of hand-woven silks and cottons.
Edric Ong designs his own textiles mostly hand-woven, hand-painted or hand-printed with natural colors derived from roots, bark, leaves and fruit-peels from the rainforests. He draws his inspiration from the diverse ethnic culture of Malaysia. He is very much in the forefront of promoting the unique Iban ‘Pua Kumbu’ ikat textiles.
These creations have also won the UNESCO and World Crafts Council Award of Excellence, and are now much sought after by fashionable people internationally. The textiles were also given the prestigious Japanese “G” mark awards by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO).
Edric Ong was awarded the “Global Fashion Designer 2016 at the Asian Fashion Awards and the “Malaysian Designer of the Year 2009” by Mercedes-Benz/Stylo.
Edric Ong continually explores new textile techniques for example direct stamping of Sarawak indigo leaves and squirrel foot ferns onto shibori silk jackets; and invents new expressions like ‘shiborikat’(shibori and ikat) and ‘batikat’ (batik and ikat).
The Edric Ong 2018 Collection features his latest discovery of ‘FIG’ natural dyes from wild fig fruits of Sarawak on natural hand-woven cottons and silks, combined with ‘Pua kumbu’ from the Rumah Garie weavers of Sungai Kain, Ulu Kapit, Sarawak. The wild fig dyes are fermented and dyed textiles are fixed by drying in the sun. No chemical mordants are used. Completely ECO- GREEN!
The EO-Edric Ong label is now available in Malaysia (Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, and Langkawi), Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, USA, UK and Europe.