A collection that evokes the follies and happiness of growing up as a 90s kid, set amidst the vivid colors of the arcades of our youth mixed with the distinct green and blues of Pinoy Summer – these are the colors resonating with Team Manila’s Spring/Summer collection launched recently at Kabila Cafe at Ayala Museum, Makati.
As a true-blue TeamManila fan who immediately fell in love with the witty Rizal representation in all their apparel (Rizal in shades is the height of cool for me in 2005)- mixed with cool Pinoy branding, wicked typography and witty one liners, I am giddy with excitement after being given the chance to view their latest collection (thanks to Primer Magazine, one of my side hustles).
Let’s talk first about this year’s collection: there was the arcade-inspired shirts with Pacman imagery and all things Timezone-Glicos of 2001 (anyone remember those?). The
Then there’s the Pinoy Summer collection, comprised of vibrant colors of the many beaches in the Philippines. Lastly, of course there’s a new addition to the usual tried and tested creative Pinoy nationalism which Team Manila is known for.
My favorite out of all the pieces featured are their latest line of bags that are both functional and stylish.
Coinciding with the introduction of the new collection is the launch of Team Manila’s newest campaign, called #BreatheAdventure – a call for savvy and active youngsters (and the not-so-young alike) to discover the beauty of the county by traveling locally this summer.
As a Team Manila fan, a highlight of the event for me is meeting the brains behind Team Manila – Jowee Alviar who serves as the Creative Director and Mon Punzalan who is the COO. These two have made being nationalistic cool and fashionable. I can’t imagine meeting the creative force behind the imagery which changed the way Filipinos view apparels with nationalistic messenges.
The latest collection is now available for TeamManila branches nationwide. For more information, go to the Team Manila FB page.