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Kultura showcases summer pieces in pop-up studio

March 19, 2023 - Sunday 2:03 PM by Carby Rose Basina

Article Banner Image Handwoven basket bags in the colors of summer from 17 Hacienda Mar.

Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio welcomes the summer season with a pop-up at SM Aura Premier!

Pretty maxi dress with ribbon straps from 17 Hacienda Mar.  Perfect for summer days or nights

Luxe.Curated. Beautifully crafted beaded earrings from Flutter Statement Jewelry

The Sigul dress, a blend of traditional T’boli tribe embroidery and modern design by NInOFRANCO

Fashionable, multi-purpose Gintlo scarf with handmade tassels worn as a turban from NinOFRANCO

From March 16 to April 2, mall-goers can have a glimpse and shop tropical-inspired finds that are proudly Filipino.

“Envisioned as a space of inspiration and community, the Filipino Design Studio aims to highlight and support exceptional local talent. Here, we endeavor to bring you a specially curated roster of guest brands alongside Kultura’s house brands. Discover beautifully crafted local finds in fashion, beauty, home, personal care, modern Filipiniana, and pasalubong-worthy goods, all in one dreamy space,” Kultura shared.

Relax in style with NinOFRANCO’s Kahayag shirt, designed with hand-embroidery by the T’boli tribe of Mindanao

NinOFRANCO’s polo shirts are hand-embroidered by Mindanao’s T’boli tribe and add a touch of ethnic style to your laidback look this summer.

Handwoven and hand-dyed clutches from Adela Puls are made from indigenous materials

Best summer getaway companions – Mademoiselle totes, Simone bucket bags and Madison bucket hats from Matthew and Melka

Island life-inspired fashion from Siargao by Gwapitos

Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio gives you all the reasons to love local. Have fun in the sun with uniquely Filipino fashion finds: Gwapitos’ island life inspired looks from Siargao, the country’s surfing capital; Nino Franco’s effortless blend on modern fashion with traditional ethnic hand embroidery from the T’boli tribe of Mindanao; Matthew and Melka’s fun, fresh accessories featuring the colors of local flora and fauna; Anmari & Co’s handmade bags made from buntal, raffia, rattan and tikog sourced all over the country.

Natural and aromatic Jasmine & Ylang Ylang and Rosewood and Oud scented candles from Bloom Essence

Relax and reset with The Fine Life Market’s Liquid Castile Soap made from pure olive oil infused with natural essential oils and aromatic shower steamers

Handwoven abaca baskets and décor, all created with sustainability in mind by Habi Home

From Luid Lokal, essential wooden wares hand-made by communities in Pampanga

Printed coasters designed by local artists from JIM Weaver

Stylish, original hand fans from Casa Mercedes, the oldest made fan maker in the Philippines

Many of the Design Studio items support communities: Eva Marie’s vibrant, handwoven accessories and home décor are made from tikog grass by the women of Samar; 11th Earth Home Décor’s earth friendly collection using upcycled materials are crafted by indigent communities in the provinces; Luid Lokal celebrates the natural beauty and texture of wooden ware handmade by communities in Pampanga; Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation. caftans and wraps are made with fabrics handwoven on traditional looms by women from fishing and farming villages in Puerto Princesa.


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