The rainy season is here and though the weather is constantly gloomy, you can brighten up your mood in vibrant apparel. Local fashion labels like Piopio, Jul B. Dizon Jewellery, Zarah Juan, and Tayo Studio offer style pieces with eccentric elements. These fashion brands do not simply boast of their elegant designs but its roots and materials promote Filipino creativity. In Lifestyle Asia’s August Issue, we feature beautiful and vibrant looks you can don on any occasion.
Piopio and Jul B. Dizon Jewellery
Paloma Zobel has put indigenous fabrics at the forefront of the local fashion industry. Traditional textiles and weaves from Ilocos make the beautiful and vibrant designs of Piopio. The fashion brand focuses on collaboration with artisans to promote cultural heritage and help the locals and their communities. The result of the hard work of Paloma and her team, Piopio boasts of striking jackets, kimonos, and shorts in tribal patterns and vibrant geometric shapes.
Jul B. Dizon Jewellery partnered with Lucy Torres-Gomez to create the Kalachuchi collection. It features over 50 pieces of rings, necklaces, and earrings in yellow, white, diamonds, pearls, and even aquamarine. The designs feature Kalachuchi, a flower central to Lucy’s childhood. The result of the collaboration is exquisite jewelry perfect to pair with any floral style ensemble.
Zarah Juan and Tayo Studio
Like Paloma, Zarah Juan partners with local artisans to create pieces that highlight the materials and work of communities from T’boli tribe, abaca vendors in Bicol, and shoemakers from Marikina. Zarah learned about the rich culture of the locals and their dying art. Hence, she wanted to bring back the indigenous craft and encourage style enthusiasts to value and promote it. This led to the creation of beautiful embroidery and patterns of Zarah’s handbags, espadrilles, and wallets. Each piece features a wonderful contrast of colors and patterns.
Yong Davalos started local fashion label Tayo Studio to promote body positivity. The brand creates striking apparel in an extensive range of sizes. From petite to plus sizes, the style pieces can fit any woman to highlight her features. Tayo Studio not only designs bold, colorful hues but animal prints as well.
See the entire lookbook in Lifestyle Asia’s August Edition titled, “The Essence of Beauty.”