Sunday, November 29, 2015

Havaianas Filipinas 2015

Most probably my favorite Havaianas collab, the brand teamed up with three young Filipino artists to bring you fresh flip-flops designs: Lakbay, Lasap, and Laro.

Went to the launch last November 25 in Whitespace Manila with my friends. The venue was transformed into an artsy, Instagram-worthy space!

"The big idea for Filipinas 2015 was to collaborate with young Filipino artists, true to the brand's direction to constantly evolve and renew the customer experience while still evoking some feeling of nostalgia" said Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines. 

Ava, working with the pens and papers provided in all the tables. They had art demos during the program.

Paul's creation and Beach Born hair, hehe!

At the left side of the venue were three stations, featuring the three themes of the Havaianas Filipinas 2015 collection. We first went to the Volkswagen Kombi Van -slash- photo booth:

Playing around with Ava, Sarah, and Paul!

Lakbay. Abbey Sy brought to life the thrill that comes with exploring the motherland. She makes use of words and iconic images that make you want to hop on to the next plane, boat, and yes, even jeepney to take you to a one of a kind adventure. Her knack for creating travel diaries was her main jumping point for this concept. After all, she believes that good flip-flops will take you to great places. 

The popular calligraphy and lettering artist Abbey Sy with her Havaianas Lakbay design:

They also had these food stations, featuring Pinoy street foods like samalamig, pandesal, halo-halo, and dirty ice cream!

Love cheese dirty ice cream and taho! :p

Lasap. Filipinos' love for flavorful food is portrayed in Alessandra Lanot's classy black and metallic flip-flops. For the young watercolor artist, it's the simple things that make people happy, much like Filipino delicacies that are uncomplicated but simply delicious! This pair will definitely make you crave for the mouth-watering goodness of sorbetes - in a cone, cup or even pandesal. 

My favorite crafts teacher Alessandra Lanot with her beautiful metallic Lasap Havaianas:

Laro. Creative digital artist Patrick Cabral features the nostalgic feel of the classic Pinoy childhood in this collection. Let his pair take you back to the good ol' days to reminisce the thrill of playing Pinoy games like Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Agawan Base or even Bato Bato Pik. Patrick's design is a reminder for all kids and kids at heart to never lose their inner child. 

Havaianas Filipinas 2015 for everyone! Had a hard time choosing which pair to get! But I ended up, of course, succumbing to my traveling dreams so I got Lakbay! 

Each pair comes in a drawstring knapsack making it the perfect gift this Holiday season!

The three artists: Abbey Sy, Alessandra Lanot, and Patrick Cabral.

Congrats on this cool project!

The Havaianas Filipinas 2015 collection will be available in December at select Havaianas retailers nationwide for only Php 1,195. To know more about the Havaianas Filipinas 2015 collection and the creative young talents who made them, follow HavaianasPhilippines on facebook and @havaianasphils on Twitter and Instagram. 

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