Dodjie Batu's greatest strength as a designer is his expertise in making clothes current and trendy, giving them a much-needed update and putting more oomph to your usual pieces. Thus, he is able to create a wearable collection that's stylish and unique enough to be worn both for special occasions and for everyday wear.
His collection is inspired by the garments worn by a lumad tribe in Davao. He studied their clothes and took a particular interest in the lines and patterns, eventually turning them into smart wearable pieces one can easily incorporate into his current wardrobe. Think sharply tailored suits, printed trousers, and bags that resemble local without being costumey.
See his collection below.
Dodjie Batu's clothes are all made-to-order so you can reach him through his number (09338641241) or drop by his ateliers located at Door 2 Jocar Bldg. Complex 1 Mt. Mayon St. in Davao City or at Door 2 Calderon Bldg. E. Quirino Avenue in General Santos City.
Produced by Steph Sison and Yanna Lopez
Photographed by Karlo Torio