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This Online Store Creates Timeless Wardrobe Staples Inspired by Classic Artists

They’re made by local artisans and produced in limited quantities.
This Online Store Creates Timeless Wardrobe Staples Inspired by Classic Artists
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They’re made by local artisans and produced in limited quantities.

Fashion can be the perfect medium for one to express themselves, and for the founders of the local clothing brand, Léon Archives, it was also their way to share their common interests out to the world. By creating classic pieces that feature unique touches, this local brand’s pieces are both a trusty closet staple for those days when you have “nothing to wear” and an eye-catching statement piece. 

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What is Léon Archives?

Léon Archives was founded based on a common goal: to give customers timeless pieces that come in all forms and are meant for all shapes. “Léon, a name like any other, stemmed from the team’s favorite film. Naming it after a fictional character seemed to us as something that could be more personal to people, rolling off the tongue and giving off the familiarity of a friend”, owners Regina Manalo, Yara Gonzalez, and Eagan Tan share. 

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How did Léon Archives start?

It all started in college where the three best friends shared the same love for fashion, film, music, and art. "What started out as casual conversations over lunch breaks and in between classes gradually grew into something that, to this day, we consider a passion project before anything else.” But more than anything, the trio knew that sharing their thought-process and creativity through their pieces was the most important aspect of starting their brand. “Ultimately, it was as simple as wanting to share glimpses of what we loved to our customers.” 

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And taking a glimpse at their recent and previous collections, it’s clear to see the inspiration behind the pieces they make. From the Surrealism Collection paying tribute to the Spanish artist Joan Miró to their Flower Series that is reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s colorful flowers, Léon Archives turns their iconic works into wearable art. “While aesthetic appearance still does matter to us, being able to say “these pants were inspired by my favorite artist” gives us a reason to work hard at creating something for our customers. At the end of the day, we believe that people are able to carry themselves better in clothing they find appreciation in”, they explain.

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SHOP: Léon Archives’ Timeless Staples Inspired by Classic Artists

Each Léon Archives piece is made by a team of local artisans and produced in limited quantities to be certain that each is lovingly created with care. While it’s a practical move since it produces less waste, it also gives an air of exclusivity to their pieces. 

 

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Flower Series Trousers in Onyx, P2,499

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Flower Series Button-up in Orchid, P1,849

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Flower Series Shorts in Orchid, P1,649

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Flower Series Corset Tie Top in Blanc, P2,049 

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Miró Shorts in Onyx, P2,149

For more information, follow Léon Archives on Instagram, and shop their pieces via leonarchives.com.

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