After months of rising anticipation, The Broken Marriage Vow is now available for streaming on Viu! With direction and costume design by Connie Macatuno, the World of Married remake is currently garnering praise for Jodi Sta. Maria's stellar performance and the proudly local wardrobe. Since the inception of the series, Macatuno was dead set on promoting Filipino fashion designers by dressing the characters exclusively in homegrown creations. She apparently approached the designers one by one to explain her vision and invite them to take part in the show!
Vogue Italia-recognized designer Ken Samudio, who lent some bags and jewelry to the production, took to Facebook to relate the process of the costume preparations, and the impact the show had on Filipino designers.
"It was when Direk Connie related to us ever-so passionately how she wanted to incorporate an all-Filipino made wardrobe and accessories for the show that got me excited and inspired," he wrote. "She was wide-eyed and dreamy about her idea that you can’t help but to feel elated and just...empowered."
"No local show has ever come up with the great idea of using Filipino-made clothes and accessories in an unprecedented decision to introduce the Filipino brands to a wider audience," he continued. "Veering away from international luxury brands, this move has created so much awareness for some of the most talented designers and brands that have been challenged by the ongoing pandemic."
"My heart skips a beat when I read from our chat groups how thankful these brands are for orders albeit small coming their way because of the show. Suddenly, Filipino designs are getting the attention it so deserve[s]. Magagaling ang designer na Pinoy!"
And we couldn't agree more! So, in case you want in on the stylish pieces showcased in the series, we've rounded up a few standout bags below. Check them out!
8 Unique Locally-Made Bags We Spotted in "The Broken Marriage Vow"
1. The Partyline Bag by Zarah Juan
Who could forget Lexy's super cute telephone-shaped bag? It's the Partyline Bag by Zarah Juan, who specializes in kooky, figurative designs.
Partyline in Bluish Gray, P9,500, ZARAH JUAN, zarahjuan.com
2. The Reina Handbag by Adante Leyesa
Dr. Jill's classy beaded handbag is by the designer Adante Leyesa, whose bag designs often feature distinct wooden handles.
Reina Bag, price available upon request, ADANTE LEYESA, instagram.com/adante.leyesa
3. The Bougainvillae Tote by Ken Samudio
Aside from Dr. Jill, Carol's got some serious style, too! Here, she wears the dainty Bougainvillae Tote by Ken Samudio.
Bougainvillae Tote, price available upon request, KEN SAMUDIO
4. The Jeepney Tote by Zarah Juan
In the very first episode, we were treated to this adorable jeepney crossbody bag also by Zarah Juan.
Jeepney Tote in Kunig, P7,000, ZARAH JUAN, zarahjuan.com
5. Cuadro Handpainted Bag by Agsam Fern
Grace wore a handpainted rattan bag from Agsam Fern's Agsam x K. Manansala capsule collection. These mesmerizing designs are painted by Khristina Manansala, the granddaughter of National Artist Vicente Manansala.
Cuadro Handpainted Bag, P8,800, (available for pre-order), AGASAM FERN, agsamfashionfern.com
6. The Cheska Bag by Beatriz
The brand Beatriz offers the cutest candy-like clutches, and the Cheska bag is no exception!
Cheska Bag, price available upon request, BEATRIZ, instagram.com/beatriz_accessories
7. The Fox Bag by Beatriz
You may have noticed this cute round bag on Dr. Jill's clinic table. It's the Fox Bag also by Beatriz, and features an origami fox on the front.
Fox Bag, price available upon request, BEATRIZ, instagram.com/beatriz_accessories
8. Mix Tape Bag by Zarah Juan
Last but not the least, Lexy attended David's '90s-themed birthday party in a plaid ensemble, accessorized with an eye-catching mix tape bag by Zarah Juan.
Mix Tape Bag, P9,500, ZARAH JUAN, zarahjuan.com
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