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As the new year makes itself known, we’re happy to share the last of our Module 2 selections: keeping comfort to heart ― but considering the reality of essential travel. These are pieces that we find feel more protective, like a safety blanket before you leave home.  This feeling of a comfortable enclosure is what we’d like to keep in mind as we start the year anew: in my experience, it gets easier to face the world for a little bit if you have the familiar embrace of a well-loved garment around you.

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Life has a tendency to catch you off-guard. After some minor delay, here is our second release for Module 2, the selections tweaked in accordance with having to be outside; sometimes more than you’d like to be, and other times when you make it a point to get away from things.

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In stillness, one can bloom. Understanding this stillness inevitably leads to questions about home: who do we share these spaces with, what can we do with the spaces to keep ennui at bay; what things do we have a say in, as it feels like the world runs ever onward? 

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Below is our catalog booklet: a small token of thanks for the support you’ve given us thus far. Between Cristina’s lovely layout work and my nerdy, indulgent deep dives into some of the pieces, we hope you like the end result.

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What is on one hand giving older pieces a new lease on life has also become a process of learning about the clothing. A garment expresses itself most clearly when it is experienced: from the qualities of a textile, the subtle details that register as you inspect its construction, and the tailoring and techniques that have been utilized to express the designer’s intended message. Sometimes we can only infer what it is that they wanted to say, but beautiful clothing is beautiful regardless. Sometimes that is enough.  Module 1 was shot in Los Baños, in a house farther up Mount Makiling, that has been dear to me and my family for well over a decade now. My Nonno loved Makiling...

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