Emerging brands at Kultura’s design studio

Visitors to Kultura’s Filipino design studio at the Kultura Store at The Podium got a glimpse of exciting emerging brands from young entrepreneurs, giving audiences more reason to celebrate Filipino creativity and artistry.

Cultural advocate Irene Marcos-Araneta with Kultura’s Ivy Yap (right) and Felicia Trinidad (left) and SM’s Millie Dizon at Kultura’s Philippine design studio launch at The Podium

As an inspirational and community space showcasing a specially curated selection of over 50 premium guest brands and designers, the month-long event immersed customers in Filipino crafts from all regions, showcasing a lavish and beautifully curated collection of modern Filipino jewelry. and striking. , exclusive accessories and elegant decor, highlighting the best local brands and artisans.

Here, exquisite modern Filipino pieces by Rhett Eala, Ilaya Couture, Nuevo Ystilo, Raffaella and En Barong Filipino were displayed alongside innovative guest brands that give Filipino design a fresh perspective.

Ken Samudio, who has been featured in Vogue Italia, WWD, L’Officiel, Glamor and Cosmopolitan USA, creates artwork from recycled beads made from plastic water bottles, recycled marine glass and other sustainable indigenous materials. His accessories explore the natural and organic shapes found in nature by mimicking distinctive textures using indigenous and recycled materials.

From left: Jenica Sy, Mischel Ocier Mendoza and Isabelle Ocier by JIM Weaver display elegant silk scarves inspired by our people, culture and heritage

Other emerging brands include JIM Weaver’s elegant silk scarves, inspired by our people, culture and heritage, including the Jim Weaver x Francis Libiran collection; statement earrings by Flutter Jewelry using traditional beading techniques; Mateus and Melka accessories inspired by the local flora and fauna; chic copper wire jewelry with gemstones by Mjoiran.

These emerging brands also work with communities and highlight sustainability. There are embroidered fabrics handmade by the communities of Abra for Strong Mina; beautiful bags and accessories made from recycled disposable plastic bags and other discarded plastics from Virtucio; eco-fashion statement bags made from ethically sourced Carabao horns by Kara de Juan; and natural Shepard personal care products.

From left: Steven Tan of SM, Ivy Yap of Kultura and Arnold Co of ATIN

Filipino Design Studio also features items for the home. Haspe’s innovative handcrafted furniture design using wood and solihiya; Art of Gold hand-painted home accessories; Millie Monday’s home decor inspired by the nature of the tropics; ATIN decorative plates and diffusers inspired by Filipino culture; wicker and bamboo tableware and decor from Maison Grid Plus; and bedding, kitchenware and other household products from The Fine Life Market.

Kultura’s Filipino design studio is open until September 30 at Kultura, 3rd floor of The Podium, Nettles.

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