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.

Rosannna Aranaz, Brand Manager
344 Robinson Circle, Capt. Henry Javier St.,
Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City, Philippines
+632 9830883

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.

Carissa Cruz-Evangelista, Chief Designer
12 A. United St. Kapitolyo
Pasig City, Philippines
+632 6543512

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.

Lenora Luisa Cabili, Creative Director and Founder
712 H Jr. Yulo St., Brgy. Addition Hills
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
+632 6961087

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.

Cara Sumingat, Owner
336 Gov. Pascual Brgy. Potorero, Malabon, Philippines
+63 917 8833140

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.

Maria Lourdes Araneta-Romero, Owner and President
5925 Algier St. Poblacion
Makati City, Philippines
+632 816 2830

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.

Rosemarie Oamil, Managing Director
290 SB Cabahug St., Ibabao-Estancia
Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
+6332 2361753

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.

Merriam Lei Gisella Batara, General Director and Designer
359 F. Lara Street, Subic
Baliuag, Bulacan, Philippines
+6344 7625202

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.

Marjorie Taba | Rita Nazareno
737 Roxas Blvd., Baclaran, Philippines
+33 6 14 98 08 36 | + 1 415 690 0387 |

Rattan, leather

Booth No.: Tuileries373


The Department of Trade and Industry

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.

Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions

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
Fax: +63.2.834.0188

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