• May 19, 2024

After its successful debut at The Podium last year, Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio is showcasing locally made tropical-inspired finds, this time at SM Aura Premier.

Envisioned as a space of inspiration and community, the Filipino Design Studio aims to highlight and support exceptional local talent with a specially curated roster of guest brands alongside Kultura’s house brands.

At this summer pop-up, you can find beautifully crafted local products in fashion, beauty, home, and personal care, alongside modern Filipiniana and pasalubong-worthy goods. 

Some of the Filipino fashion finds available include 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; and Anmari & Co’s handmade bags made from buntal, raffia, rattan and tikog sourced all over the country.

Left: Mademoiselle totes, Simone bucket bags, and Madison bucket hats from Matthew and Melka
Right:Island life-inspired fashion from Siargao by Gwapitos
Left: NinOFRANCO’s polo shirts are hand-embroidered by Mindanao’s T’boli tribe
Right: Handwoven and hand-dyed clutches from Adela Puls are made from indigenous materials

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.

Left: 11th Earth Hour Decor
Right: Luid Lokal essential wooden wares hand-made by communities in Pampanga

Visit Kultura’s Filipino Design Studio: Summer Pop-Up from March 16 to April 2 at the 3rd Level Atrium (across the Kultura store) SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City. 

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