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After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, “MaArte,” a bazaar that benefits the Museum Foundation of the Philippines by showcasing various Filipino works is coming back to The Pen from Aug. 19 to 21, 2022. “MaArte at The Pen 2022” will recognize not just traditional Filipino craft and design but also bring to the fore contemporary Philippine design in the fields of fashion, furniture, and accessories. 

PHxMaArte, a section on contemporary fashion

For 2022, MaArte at The Pen will bring contemporary Philippine fashion to the forefront.  

To spotlight the breadth of Filipino fashion design, this year’s bazaar works together with the PHx Fashion Group to introduce PHxMaArte, a section that will acquaint visitors with the next generation of Filipino designers. Among those debuting new collections in this section are BAGASÁO, NeilFelipp, and Kelvin Morales. 

The PHx Fashion Group also worked in consultation with fashion schools SoFA Design Institute and iAcademy, as well as the fashion design department of the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde to feature three graduates as part of the PHxMaArte selection.  

The heirloom and the current in home accessories, furniture, and jewelry

To highlight our rich traditions, respected purveyors of Philippine antiques, tribal art, and maps Unang Panahon, Gallery Deus, Leon Gallery, and Gallery of Prints will debut choice pieces in their first-ever MaArte appearances.  

Likewise, MaArte at The Pen’s selection of jewelry from, among others, Riqueza, Micki Olaguer, Tim Tam Ong, and Natalya Lagdameo, will run from pre-colonial gold trinkets to vintage estate jewelry to accessories in wood, bone, and brass for casual everyday wear. 

Also marking his first time at MaArte is Ito Kish. The home accessories and furniture carried by his eponymous shop reflect an enduring passion for design. Joining him are Beyond Borders, DOMESTICITY – TILIA,  and non-profit Gifts and Graces. 

Traditional Textiles

Harking back to its very first bazaar, fabric collections that highlight native Filipino traditions always have a place at the event.  This year, you can catch Balay ni Atong, WVN Living, and Ifugao-based community weaver Marlon Martin. 

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