LIST: Where to shop for proudly Philippine-made creations

Published August 16, 2022, 3:13 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

MaArte at The Pen is back!

Since its inception in Feb. 2009, MaArte has evolved to become an event that highlights Filipino craftsmanship in every art form possible. In 2017, it found its home in The Peninsula Manila. 

MaArte at The Pen might have been on hold during the pandemic, but it’s making an exciting comeback this weekend, Aug. 19 to 21. It’s a two-in-one event where we celebrate the Filipino creatives in the field of fashion, furniture, and accessories at this fundraising bazaar, benefiting the Museum Foundation of the Philippines. 

With over 94 participants, this year’s MaArte at The Pen proves to be an exciting one. Here is the full list:  

PHxMaArte: Alexie, BAGASÁO, Basic Movement x Polo Redux, Café City Club, ec / Eustacia, Feanne, HA.MÜ, J Makitalo, Jill Lao, Jude Macasinag, Kelvin Morales, Land of Nod, Lilianna Manahan, Mich Dulce, Neil Felipp, nicolò, RANDOLF, Tropik Beatnik, and Viña Romero.

PHx MaArte also collaborated with fashion schools to present the works by CLIO DL by Clio de Leon (De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde), Kill Joy Studios by Eugene Malabad (iAcademy), and Le Ngok by Jiale Zhang (SoFa Design Institute).

Apparel: ALLENA, Antukin Sleepwear, COCO & TRES, CREATIVE DEFINITIONS + LAKAT, Ethnique, Filip + Inna, Good Luck, Humans, Maison Métisse, Mich Araullo, PNay, Rurungan Collective, Two Chic, WYC Wear Your Culture

Fashion accessories: Aranaz, Beatriz, Capricho, Cariñosa, LALLY DIZON DESIGN CONCEPTS, Matthew and Melka Accessories by Ken Samudio, TdLG, MCV Designs, Vesti, Yvette’s Bags and Beads Collection, Raja Watch Co., Ramir, Siklo Pilipinas Traditional Textiles: Balay ni Atong, Ifugao Nation, La Herminia, WVN Living

Furniture: ITO KISH, OSMUNDO FURNITURE GALLERY, Zarate Manila, Azcor Lighting Systems 

Heirloom: Gallery Deus, Gallery of Prints, Treasures of Time Fine Antiques, León Gallery, and Unang Panahon Arts and Antiques.

Home Accessories: Beyond Borders Philippines, Cabaña Workshop, Daily Schedule PH, DOMESTICITY – TILIA, Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation, Iraya Mangyan Art, Kassa, Milvidas, Touch of Craft, HOLICOW PH, Bicol Sweetgrass Handicrafts, OLIVER & MAUDE Home, Oscar Mejia III, PINTA + PIKA PIKA, Provenciana, Silahis Center, Whimsy by Silay Export, Inc., Vallehermoso Helping Hands Foundation Inc.

Jewelry: CARO WILSON, Maria Angelica Rare Finds, Micki Olaguer, NLagdameo, Riqueza Jewellery by Erica Concepcion-Reyes, Tim Tam Ong, and Whisenhunt Fine Jewelry.

Pottery: Joey De Castro Pottery, ORYOQI Ceramics, and Siegrid Bangyay Pottery.

Food and Beverage: Auro Chocolate, The Pantry \ Domicillo Selections, and Tsaa Laya.

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Ongoing this week from Aug. 15 to 27 is a special exhibit on Salvacion Lim Higgins (SLIM) at the lobby of the hotel. She’s a fashion designer who started her career in 1947 until 1990. This year, the Philippine government recognizes Higgins as a National Artist for Fashion Design, so it is apt to showcase her works that date back from 1952 to 1980. 

The event is supported by Major Sponsors Ayala Land Premier and BPI, including lecture series under MaArte Talks every 2:00 p.m. by Ayala Land Premier. “We are glad to support an event that promotes Filipino craftsmanship and design, and at the same time provides our clients with special experiences and empowering financial solutions,” said BPI SVP and Unsecured Lending and Cards, Product, and Sales Head Jenelyn Z. Lacerna.

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