Bench’s mesh statement snapback cap is perfect for those who want to keep a cool head at all times (P329.75)
Original Penguin’s linen fitted baseball cap — in pumpkin — for fans of color-block clothing and accessories (P1,750)
Kultura’s straw trilby hat is just the accessory for those who love geometric prints and supporting local artistry (P249.75)
Ottomondi’s reversible Inabel bucket hat — in blue and white artisanal Binakol weave — for the stylish yet eco-conscious traveler (P2,300)
Piopio’s patchwork hat — of local weaves and embroidery — suits the funky but fickle wearer (price available upon request); IG: @piopio_ph
H&M’s classic straw hat has a versatile bumper brim sunshield — flip it up or wear it down, mushroom-hat-style — and goes with nearly everything in a fashionista’s wardrobe (P599)
New Era’s 9Forty D-Frame camo snapback baseball cap is made for the ones into tried-and-tested, old-school styles (P1,895)
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Paying it forward
Filipino fabrics meet European influences in emerging brand Ottomondi, a gender-neutral, contemporary clothing label that features the storied textiles of Ilocano artisans. Raised in Italy, but rooted in his Filipino identity, creative director Otto Sacramento (pictured) aspires to encourage a younger generation to embrace local weaves through “constructivist color-blocking” and quirky, utilitarian designs. The brand also wants to introduce inabel (handwoven textile made from cotton and other natural fibers) to the international market and, together with the inabel collective headed by Dr Joven Cuanang, ultimately hopes to revive weaving traditions and support Filipino artisans.