Shopping: Filip+Inna Trunk Show
My best friend and I have been talking for years about taking indigenous fabrics from the Philippines and giving it a modern, contemporary twist. Well, several people have beat us to it, including Len Cabili, the founder and creative force behind Filip+Inna.
I met Len at a recent trunk show in New York, where I got to see first-hand some of the exquisite work of Filipino artisans and weavers. She currently works with 15 indigenous groups, who use traditional looms to hand weave the fabric, making each piece not just unique, but gives one a feeling of intimacy with the artisan.
I bought a hand embroidered skirt made by Let-let Kulan, a T'Boli. They live on the island of Mindanao, in the highlands around Lake Sebu.
The bad news is that Filip+Inna's pieces are not available online! There are a handful of stores in the U.S. who carry some of her pieces and accessories. But for a full experience, one must wait patiently for a trunk show or pop-up shop. I told her to tell me the next time she comes to New York! Follow me on Instagram for updates!