Commonwealth, since first opening its doors in the mid-2000s, has steadily built up its name in the ever-evolving streetwear space — successfully ushering in some of the industry’s most prevalent tastemakers. Following along the same path as its U.S.-based counterparts, Commonwealth has since opened its doors in Manila — quickly emerging into the region’s premier retail complex. On the verge of launching its second outpost in the bustling South-East Asian metro, the imprint has released its latest visual offering for Fall/Winter 2017 — spotlighting a handful of names, not only exclusive to the country, but to the regional branch of the Commonwealth name.
Situated in one of the city’s most historic sub-districts, a newly revived pre-WWII Art Deco building had been cast as the lookbook backdrop, which, over the past few years has gained traction as a burgeoning cultural hub. Staple pieces from such names as Stone Island, A.P.C., Wacko Maria, DIME, and DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT, amongst a choice selection of others, take center stage, doing well to front fits that converge a cross-section of casual styles, namely, technical activewear and skate-influenced aesthetics. Scroll through the images above and have a look for yourself.
- Mano Gonzales, Karen Bolila, Dionne Taylor