In the Philippines, we call the month of August Buwan ng Wika or the Month of Language, as a way to appreciate our rich culture and heritage. Aside from commemorating the numerous languages spoken in the country, we’ve all spent our school days celebrating the month by feasting on local delicacies and wearing traditional Filipino clothes for a day. But these festivities remain only in our schools, and as adults, it’s rare that such events are observed. We forget that our heritage can be celebrated in simple ways every day, and even beyond the month of August. We say instead of wearing elaborate and stuffy traditional wear, opt to switch up your daily look by incorporating pieces from Filipino fashion brands.
Nowadays, tons of local brands are popping up, offering one-of-a-kind sartorial choices to complete your ensemble. Even better is that a lot of these Filipino fashion brands are now finding interesting ways to incorporate our unique culture with modern designs. Brands like Talasalitaan PH, Stride Collective, and Linea Etnika are just some of those that do this wonderfully. Read on to discover how these homegrown brands proudly champion our heritage.