Studio Artesan is a treasure trove of locally made accessories and ready-to-wear pieces that showcase the cultural diversity of our country.
Tropical themes, Filipino-inspired trends, indigenous patterns, and bold and muted color palettes take one on a journey around the Philippines. Rustan’s launched Studio Artesan on July 7 in stores and on its website to feature long-time partners and new labels to watch out for.
Anthill Fabric Gallery offers contemporary, stylish apparel made from weaves crafted by indigenous tribes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Light and comfortable pieces made of natural, earth-friendly fabrics are offered at Etika Collective, while Everyday Pnay uses Yakan fabrics reinterpreted into modern silhouettes.
Marga Nograles’ eye for design is reflected in each piece from Kaayo, a brand that aims to honor Mindanao and bring local fashion to the world. Liwayway’s latest collection is made for entertaining in style at home with loungewear pieces with embroidered details and batik patterns.
Meanwhile, Maison Metisse and Sitara Vintage take care of resortwear with the former’s drape-y silhouettes in tie dye and muted colors and the latter’s bold and bright pieces made of South Asian fabrics.
Sheryl Ann Buenaventura of Style Ana showcases an easy-to-move-in interpretation of classic Filipino styles with her relaxed terno sleeve.
Studio Artesan likewise features homegrown accessory labels including known favorites Ethnique and Viajecito and newcomers Adornata and J Makitalo.
Ethnique showcases colorful and versatile samu jackets made of heirloom fabric, while Viajecito is known for its waterproof and lightweight bags.
Adornata offers fine and demi fine jewelry, J Makitalo serves sculptural accessories, and Misa is known for its elegant jewelry made for everyday wear and special occasions.
Social enterprise Kanya takes pride in its minimalist bags created through a conscious, low-environmental impact process, while Matthew and Melka showcases whimsical bags in addition to its headbands, hats, and headscarves.
Completing the accessory labels present at the concept store is TPWN Shoes, founded by Manila-based, Australian fashion editor and stylist Kimberly Fisher Horan. The brand offers sophisticated yet comfortable shoes made of Italian nappa leather and manufactured in Marikina.