Corasa - Purple
Yakan from Zamboanga City
2 in 1 statement vest with detachable handloom Yakan sleeves. An armor of love, strength and positivity. An opulent display of artisinally handmade Yakan weaves from Zamboanga City. Worn over your chosen top or a dress, with or without the detachable sleeves. Fierce and fun at the same time. You decide.
Two-tone handloom Yakan weave of purple and powder blue made with 80% cotton fiber on the structured detachable sleeves accented on the entire outer edges of the bodice.
Fabric: Navy denim with embossed velvet butterfly
Size: Free size (fits XS - L)
Type: Open vest front and back, mandarin collar with hook and eye closure, curved hem, denim
Care: Handwash and iron on low heat. May be dry cleaned.
The Yakan weave is created with a backstrap loom and is recognized as one of the most intricate weaves in the Philippines with bold geometric patterns and striking colors. Over the years, the weavers have adopted the use of fibre blends due to the scarcity of natural fibres and market demand. The color palette has also evolved to include subtle color hues. It takes at least a week to warp the loom with more than 100,000 meters of fiber and produce a meter of Yakan fabric.
Linea Etnika is a Filipino artisanal brand inspired by heritage and powered by women. The brand embraces the slow fashion movement and advocates to sustain traditional handloom weaving by making weaves mainstream.
The brand aesthetic adheres to timeless, elegant and versatile fashion which allows freedom of movement and expression. The clothing designs incorporate handloom weaves from the Yakan People in Zamboanga City where they have a direct relationship with their network of over 20 women weavers. To further showcase the rich culture of Mindanao, they also make use of the Tausug weaves in Sulu.
Another handloom weave featured in B.zaar Collective is the Tausug weaves from Sulu. Multi colored and multi pattern fabric created by weavers based on their mood and memory. The brand believes in dignity of work, respect of culture and communities and genuine relationships. Linea Etnika women become part of a journey that celebrates the hearts and hands of the people who make the products.