Category: Apparel

Anakaiñosis (noun) A renewal, renovation, and complete change for the better By designing this piece, I aim to make a unisex coat, for men and women to feel empowered and to be their better version by embracing the beautiful qualities of men and women, not letting gender stereotypes hinder us to appear tough and sensitive at the same time. I wanna incorporate the Philippines' wear throughout the years, during Pre-colonial and colonial eras, and make something new for this age Personal story: Growing up as a girl, I can't deny being conformed to society's standards. I have this toxic mentality that hindered me to be confident on my own and chase my dreams. The Facade of Society for Women, I believed that a girl must just be quiet, timid, and unable to be free on their own. I was scared to make a voice. I blamed it on something I can't control. On the other hand, I thought being a boy was so different. It hindered me to empathize with them, but rather I envy them. To me being a boy means being tough, strong, and independent. the downside, on the other hand, boys seemed to have difficulty showing their deepest emotions and feelings - being unable to cry and be in touch with their emotions. It was a toxic mentality that I imposed on myself. then I realized that I can't continue to let this mentality affect my life. I acknowledged was wrong. I learned and unlearned things to let go of this mentality that I have in myself and in others. I realized that gender roles should not limit us to being bold and wearing our hearts on our sleeves - even if you're a man or a woman. Let go of our own facade. And, empower for who we truly are to transform and change for the better.