Last monday, I was invited to Dusit Hotel to witness Penshoppe's latest endeavor - a collaboration with New York-based Filipino designer Robin Tomas.

Mr. Tomas won the Best Reinvention of the Men's T-shirt award at this year's Supima Design Competition in New York. His design was then made available for sale as at Bloomingdale's.

Mr. Tomas and his winning design.
Penshoppe Brand Director Alex Mendoza has this to say about the collaboration - "Robin Tomas has a fresh, well-cultivated and very wearable aesthetic. It goes in sync with Penshoppe's sophisticated casual message"
Penshoppe Brand Director Alex Mendoza and Robin Tomas during the lunch with bloggers and the press

The contract signing

Robin's capsule collection for Penshoppe is set to launch in the early half of next year. They will be for both men and women, and his Supima design will be the springboard for his designs. Can't wait!

Photo by Magic Liwanag

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