Quirky, colorful and distinctly Filipino - that best describes the proudly homegrown brand Joanique.
Helmed by designer Malou Romero, Joanique find its edge by establishing its roots in local tradition while branching out to a more global platform.
Cases in point: hand-carved wooden minaudieres and embellished sterling silver jewelry from her Maskara collection (crafted with vivid ethnic and facial imprints inspired by the famous Masskara Festival held in Bacolod) have gained quite the following in cities such as Florence and Paris.
In this case, making faces isn't juvenile, it's a cute clutch that makes for a great conversation starter.
Photos taken by Blair Villanueva during the recent exhibition at Manila FAME last October 2015.
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