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15 Fabulous Finds at Presente, Rockwell's Most Talked About Pop-Up

The December pop-up event brings together a mix of Filipino home and fashion items.
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This month, the creative group behind ArteFino stages Presente, a holiday pop-up event that supports and promotes Filipino craftsmanship. In cooperation with Power Plant Mall, Presente showcases fashion and home products made by Filipino artisans with proceeds toward the ArteFino Development Program. Here are some of our favorite picks.

Rhett Eala


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Fashion designer Rhett Eala’s stall offers an impressive array of tunics and tops that you’ll want for yourself. The chic pieces feature Chinese influences and floral motifs using embroidery and lace.

Alegre by Techie Hagedorn


You’ll find the blouses and dresses in every shade at Techie Hagedorn’s Alegre stall. Made from jusi barong fabric—sourced from Lumban, Laguna—the fashion pieces reimagine the traditional Filipino fabric.

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Two Chic


Two Chic may be known for its clothing, but for Presente, the design studio’s woven sandals have caught our eye.

Casa San Pablo


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These Clay Storytellers from Casa San Pablo will liven up any space. The terracotta clay figures are done in adorable nativity scenes as well as singing mothers, in collaboration with artist Francis Nacion.

Domecillo


A home accessory brand, Domecillo has photo frames, tissue boxes, coasters done in glass elements with mosaic patterns. Its standout piece, however, is this large chest made out of glass and wood.

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Domesticity


Domesticity makes home accessories with its signature rustic Filipino theme. Among its products, this tile print tray and napkin holder made our Christmas wishlists.

Crystal Seas


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The handwoven and handcrafted bags of Crystal Seas are perfect gifts for the fashion-obsessed.

Great Women


Great Women is a partnership between the Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project and the ECHOsi Foundation, which supports women artisans. In addition to candles, its leather accessories and food products are worth a look.

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Mele and Marie


Built on Melecio and Rosemarie Oamil’s relationship, each Mele and Marie piece is made painstakingly by hand. Aside from these intricate rings and bracelets, the brand produces bags that are works of art in itself.

Sanxi


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Launched in September, Sanxi makes locally made and designed accessories and objects. The brand’s minimalist jewelry in buttery gold and shiny silver are among our top picks.

Zarah Juan


Not only are Zarah Juan’s beaded mules incredibly chic, they also help out communities by providing livelihood. Some of the communities close to Juan’s heart are the shoemakers of Marikina, leather suppliers from Bulacan, abaca vendors from Bicol, and the women embroiderers of the T’boli tribe.

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Ostirave


Ostirave makes jewelry pieces that are unique and eye-catching. The brand’s booth at Presente is filled with different designs, from geometric earrings to beaded necklaces.

Balay Sang Negros' Hacienda Crafts


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Hacienda Crafts uses the Negros Island’s artistry and natural materials to create home accessories. These mini-tables' artistic tops will add a refreshing rustic charm to any space.

Eccentrics


Jewelry brand Eccentrics uses a mix of leather and horn properties for its products. The brand has a line of split horn earrings that are sure to make a statement.

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Silnag


Another accessory brand known for using horn, Silnag presents beaded bracelets in different colors.

Presente: A Holiday Pop-up by ArteFino runs through December 1 to 31, 2017, at the R2 Level of Power Plant Mall.

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