Eight notable and well-loved Filipino fashion accessory and ready-to-wear brands are heading to Paris to participate in the Premiere Classe fashion trade show happening on September 27 to 30, 2019.
Each brand brings its own distinct style to the table, but all in all highlights local materials, styles, and craftsmanship that further define fashion’s visual codes in this day and age.
Aranáz has enjoyed a steady local following over the years and continues to gain popularity internationally. The brand’s handmade bags have perfected that signature balance of polished and artisanal, while bringing to the spotlight the use of indigenous materials like abaca, raffia, and wicker.
Rattan, Abaca, Bangkuan, Raffia, Fabric
Booth No.: Concorde108
Beatriz Accessories offers a luxurious take on handcrafted bags with clutches made with vibrant color combinations and eye-catching graphic details.
Thread, Brass, Resin, Recycled Plastic
Booth No.: Concorde210
Clothing label Filip + Inna applies to each garment age-old and traditional techniques of weaving and embroidery, and incorporates these into more current silhouettes.
Traditional Filipino Textiles, Beads
Booth No.: Concorde 324
Founded in 2013 by brother and sister team Rocco and Cara Sumabat, HaloHalo is a lifestyle brand based in Manila. Much like the local delicacy it is named after, HaloHalo is a mishmash of handbags and home accessories made with various materials and unlikely combinations.
Woven recycled plastic
Booth No.: LOUVRE 315BIS
Joanique’s latest release, the Pintados handbags are inspired by the resilient Painted Men of the Philippines. These tattoo covered warriors believed the patterns on their skin possessed spiritual powers and magical qualities. Obtaining these tattoos involved an agonizing process of cutting and prickling the battle-hardened skin of the warriors, parallel to how the designs of the Pintados bags are handcarved and nicked from wood.
Acacia Wood, Natural Stones, Sterling Silver
Booth No.: Tuileries194
Mele+Marie creates elegant purses and bags boasting with refined artistry through the use of iridescent abalone shells and lightweight acrylic.
Mother of pearl, shells, brass, wood
Booth No.: Concorde213
Jewelry designer Merriam Batara hails from a family with a background in crafting fine jewelry and hand-beaded accessories. Her work emphasizes the immense detail and precision of hand beading, as seen in her collection of shoulder-grazing earrings.
Thread, resin, gemstones, beads
Booth No.: Concorde212
Zacarias 1925 references architecture, art, and even cinema in its progressive designs. Designer Rita Nazareno cleverly mixes materials like leather and shaped rattan to add even more personality to her pieces.
Booth No.: Tuileries373
The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the primary government agency of the Philippines with the dual mission of facilitating the creation of a business environment wherein participants could compete, flourish, and succeed and, at the same time, ensuring consumer welfare.
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
CITEM is committed to developing, nurturing, and promoting globally competitive small and medium enterprises (SMEs), exporters, designers, and manufacturers by implementing an integrated approach to export marketing, in partnership with other government and private entities.
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Golden Shell Pavilion, International Trade Center Complex, Roxas Boulevard cor. Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Pasay City 1300 Philippines
Tel: +63.2.831.2201 ext. 231