More than being known as the most sophisticated holiday artisan fair in Manila, ArteFino is all about showcasing various products made of the best local materials to celebrate Filipino artisans at their finest.
Focused on providing an avenue to promote the modern fashion of incorporating Philippine indigenous materials and connect with innovative artists from various regions, all participants at the most-awaited bazaar will undeniably acquire a better understanding of the products by learning about their history, materials, and processes.
From the ingenious patterns of the Tausog tribe to the distinct beadwork and embroidery of the Gaddang tribe, there are numerous creations that people will definitely not miss. Here are six Filipino finds you should buy now at ArteFino:
Balay ni Atong
Drawing inspiration from the the Ilokano weaving process by using mostly Inabel fabrics, Balay ni Atong produces quality bags and shoes in Pinilian pattern (P2500) and Kusikos pattern (P3000).
Balay ni Atong is located at Pindangan Ruins, Carmelite Monastery Compound, San Vicente, San Fernando City, La Union. To place orders, email them at [email protected]. Follow them on Instagram @balayniatong.
Filip + Inna
Inspired by traditions of the Philippine culture, Filip + Inna draws inspiration from the beadwork and embroidery of various indigenous tribes like the Hanunuo Mangyang, Gaddung, and Tiboli tribes that you can casually wear and evoke the true Filipino spirit. (Roughly around P12000-P15000)
As C&C stands for Creative and Committed, they have always highlighted new ways on how to incorporate the classic rattan materials into trendy bags made by their partner communities in Pampanga while the linings are made by Gawad Kalinga Las Piñas. (Around P1950-P3500)
Bagging the award for the best new product for fashion, Gabbie Sarenas continues to innovate ways on how to make the classic fine piña fabrics into more contemporary especially with her Cecilia bib embroidered with 40 hand-sewn sampaguitas.
If there is a bag that a jet-set Filipina should have, it would be the innovative Origami bag embellished with intricate beadwork of Adante Leyesa, because it allows you to easily fold and store it which is perfect whenever you are traveling.
Adante Leyesa is located at ADORA 3/F Greenbelt 5, Makati. Follow him on Instagram @adanteleyesa.
As the kitten heels are on a roll this season, Zarah Juan provides a local twist to the shoe trend by giving a nostalgic touch of the turumpo that are made by the Isabela Weavers community. (Roughly around P4000)
Zarah Juan is located at 156 MGF Champaca Bldg, Amorsolo St., San Lorenzo, Makati. Follow them on Instagram @zarahjuan.
ArteFino is now open in 8 Rockwell Building until September 2, 2018.
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