Rustan’s Studio Artesan’s Ready-to-Wear Brands Highlight Filipino Cultural Diversity in a Fun, Contemporary Way

The Philippines is made up of 7,640 islands. When you look at this fact, it’s easy to see why our country’s culture is as rich and as diverse as it is. Diving into the beautiful wardrobe of Filipino wonders on display at Rustan’s Studio Artesan, it’s a delight to discover this multiplicity reflected in such a vibrant way. 

Whether you are a fan of bold patterns or in the mood for a more muted color palette; whether you are looking for a piece that makes a statement at work or looking to update your resort outfits for the beach; and whether you simply love to wear your advocacy for championing indigenous communities on your sleeve or are in the search for a modern accessory that reflects the heart of style in the city that you live in, you are sure to find something among the collected treasures on offer at Rustan’s. 

These are all the local, ready-to-wear brands being showcased at the Studio Artesan concept store: 

Anthill Fabric Gallery: One of the first social enterprises in the local fashion industry of its kind, Anthill offers contemporary, stylish apparel made from weaves crafted by indigenous tribes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 

Etika Collective: Etika’s light and easy pieces are the everyday wardrobe staples that every girl dream of. They are made from natural, earth-friendly fabrics and are locally crafted. Fans of this style will appreciate the brand’s flattering cuts and feminine details.

Everyday Pnay: Everyday Pnay was born out of the desire to create proudly Filipino fashion that can be worn on a daily basis and not just on “Filipiniana” day. We adore that ethos and think this is perfectly captured in their use of Yakan fabrics reinterpreted into modern silhouettes.  

Kaayo: Kaayo started out as a T’boli mother-and-daughter tandem. Since then, its popular styles have put the brand on the map as one of the most known names in Philippine fashion. Founder Marga Nograles’s incredible eye for design is clearly reflected in each piece. These are clothes made for women who knows exactly who they are. More than just a clothing brand, Kaayo aims to honor Mindanao and bring local fashion to the world.

Liwayway: Liwayway’s current collection is perfect for entertaining in style at home. The pieces are lounge-y but luxurious: shorts with embroidered coral details, richly-patterned batik pants with beaded tassels, and elevated jumpsuits. The tropical apparel easily complements the homeware collections also on offer from the brand. 

Maison MetisseIf designer resortwear is what you’re after, look no further. Maison Metisse seamlessly blends global trends with its own perspective in an undeniably refreshing way. The current collection emanates a ‘desert goddess’ feel and is tied together through its muted colors and tie dye details. The silhouettes drape effortlessly over the wearer, accentuated by flowing tassels. The brand also offers a core collection of comfortable, cotton t-shirts with fun slogans like “The Future is Filipina”. 

Sitara Vintage: Sitara Vintage’s collections feature rich patterns and colors galore! Their lounge and resort pieces are made from South Asian fabrics and combine the spirit of the Filipina traveler with an inherently local sensibility. The bold prints exude the easy confidence of a woman who can feel at home anywhere.  

Style AnaStyle Ana’s creative director Sheryl Ann Buenaventura clearly knows what works best for flattering women’s bodies. Most of her designs feature a relaxed terno sleeve; an easy-to-move-in interpretation of classic Filipino styles. You can wear these strong tops as coordinates with matching shorts, or choose from the line’s collection of soft pants and wrap skirts. 

Discover and shop Studio Artesan, our local designers showcase at the website, Rustan’s Makati or through Personal Shopper On-Call at 0917-111-1952.

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