In addition to Monki’s exciting 2020 expansion into the Philippines, the Swedish fashion brand has teamed up with Marika Callangan, Filipino artist and founder of Woman, Create. The collaboration brings an exclusive t-shirt print designed by Marika, launching this March.
Woman, Create is a Philippine-based art studio that advocates for intersectional feminism and empowerment for Filipino women and creatives. The inspiring illustration, captures the diversity of the Filipina identity and challenging the status quo. The accompanying text, ‘Pilipinas’, translates to ‘female form’. With female empowerment at the core of Monki’s DNA, both the brand and artist hope to spark a conversation around sisterhood – not only within the Filipino community but around the globe.
“While this work does not represent the full range of our identities and character, it aims to reclaim those who are often underrepresented – whether in media or in the general conversation of feminism and women empowerment.” – Marika Callangan
The t-shirt print will be available from March 10 at the brand’s Philippine-based stores: SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia and will be sold for PHP800 with limited stock. The illustration will also take over the store windows for shoppers to admire as a bold salute to sisterhood.