Kultura—a one-stop all local shop has launched its very first Filipino Design Studio for the whole month of September 2022 at Kultura Store, level 3 of The Podium.
Filipino Design Studio is a space of inspiration and community showcasing a specially curated selection of over 50 premium guest brands and designers alongside our favorite homegrown brand that celebrate Filipino creativity and artistry.
The month-long event will immerse you in fine Filipino craftsmanship from across the regions, featuring a luxurious, beautifully curated collection of modern Filipiniana, statement jewelry, unique accessories, and stylish home décor highlighting the finest local brands and artisans.
Some of the brands you should watch out for are Rhett Eala, Ilaya Couture, as well as Nuevo Ystilo, Raffaella, and En Barong Filipino—these brands offer modern Filipiniana wear. Meanwhile, Jim Weaver’s stylish silk scarves inspired by our people, culture, and heritage includes the Jim Weaver x Francis Libiran Collection.
Make a statement with Flutter Jewelry’s pineapple and crab earrings using traditional beadwork techniques. There are also beautiful hand fans from the oldest fan maker in the Philippines Casa Mercedes, and contemporary knitwear from Chill by Nooks.
Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio also works with communities and highlights sustainability. There are hand-loomed embroidered fabrics crafted by communities in Abra for Strong Mina, beautiful bags and accessories made from colorful upcycled single use plastic grocery bags and other disposed plastics by Virtucio, eco-fashion statement bags made from ethically-sourced carabao horns by Kara de Juan;, and natural personal care products by Shepard.
Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio runs from Sept. 1 to 30, 2022.