Carl Jan Cruz' Best Spots in Manila
Carl Jan Cruz' Best Spots in ManilaCarl Jan Cruz
Cruz' eponymous brand, founded in August 2015, is growing into what is becoming synonymous with contemporary Filipino fashion, one deconstructed piece of denim at a time. He regularly casts members of his community when creating visuals for the brand as part of an ongoing collaboration with photographer Renzo Navarro. The people who love, buy and wear Carl Jan Cruz went from fans to ambassadors, expanding on the community-based work the brand is focused on. The lived-in comfort of his garments challenges today’s dictum of glamour; it is neither Gucci-esque nor Prada-ish, but rather a mosaic of his diverse roots. By taking heed of his transits from London to Manila, and Manila to his hometown, Albay – he creates a “visual autobiography” combining the earthy mood of the tropics and the foundational influences of the European high street. Check out Carl's best spots to Manila below.
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“It's a great 'one stop shop' experience that's composed by amazing galleries, stores, and restaurants: Toyo, Panaderya, Sidechick, Aphro, ArtinFormal, and Bellas Artes Projects to name a few”More Info
“Filipino multi brand Tropa Store and Hoodwink are here along with other contemporary int'l brands and outlets like Archives”More Info
“Amazing block parties and an emerging community of creatives. Celine Mallari and Jao San Pedro's works are to be seen here too”More Info