The Limited Edition Francis Libiran For Havaianas Collection

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection

Ask local actresses who their favorite designer is and chances are they’ll say it’s Francis Libiran. One of the most recognizable names in the local fashion industry today, Francis didn’t start as a fashion designer but as an architect, having finished Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas. He worked for two years in an architectural firm but soon realized that his passion truly lies in fashion, having been influenced at a young age by his fashionable mother. It has been more than 15 years since he shifted from Architecture to fashion designing, having supermodels, celebrities, and beauty queens as clients. Now, he’s even more popular because of big name clients like Tyra Banks and Beyonce.

This year, there’s yet another milestone in Francis Libiran’s career as he becomes the first Filipino designer to collaborate with global brand Havaianas for a new collection of limited edition releases. This clearly puts him in the same league of international designers, brands, and personalities who have collaborated with the iconic footwear company such as world-renowned fashion designers Valentino, Missoni, and Paul Smith.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection

Havaianas chose him for several reasons, one being he’s a recognized name in fashion and has a strong following. More importantly though, is his architectural background. He’s able to use different forms, shape the fabric, and create silhouettes in ways that you otherwise wouldn’t see and that’s what made him interesting to the company. They also said that what’s even more interesting is how he’ll put his own unique stamp on a pair of Havaianas flip-flops.

Francis feels honored that he was chosen and that he’s now in the international stage where a lot of people can relate, recognize, and appreciate his work. For him, it’s about creating wearable pieces of art. He has translated his creative vision and his talents into something suggestive of the Filipino culture through a piece which has become a fashion staple in the Philippines.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection

The Francis Libiran For Havaianas collection was launched nationwide last Saturday, December 29. Members of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. were invited to a private selling event at the All Flip-Flops store at the Ground Floor of the new North Wing of SM City Bacolod.

The #FrancisLibiranForHavaianas collection features three (3) designs:

C I T Y

The City pair evokes hints of popular culture in the Philippines as expressed through one of the country’s most iconic symbols. #FrancisLibiranForHavaianas CITY is priced at P1,195.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
City features the jeepney, king of the streets, a real-life symbol of Filipino ingenuity

F E S T I V A L

The Festival pair embodies the vibrance of the Philippines’ various festivals, celebrations, and color. #FrancisLibiranForHavaianas FESTIVAL is priced at P1,395.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Festival brings to mind the Masskara celebration, brilliantly rendered by the artist to look almost 3D

I S L A N D

The Island pair is inspired by the fusion of various design elements pulled from the country’s multicultural background. #FrancisLibiranForHavaianas ISLAND is priced at P1,195.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
The well-loved sarimanok gets an art deco remix in Island, hinting at Libiran’s architecture background

Each pair will be available in specially-designed packaging which makes it an ideal gift this Christmas. The limited edition Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection will be available this December at all authorized Havaianas retailers nationwide. Limited edition pairs with pins will also be available by reservation.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection

Aside from the Francis Libiran collection, Havaianas is also introducing its Holiday 2015 Shine and Sparkle Collection (Slim Tribal, Slim Legend, Slim Flower and Slim Thematic) and Havaianas Flat. The former features geometric and tribal patterns with metallic strap and embellishments while the latter features shorter straps, comfortable, flat, and thin soles.

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection

Look what I got during the event! Yay! I’m so happy to receive this oh-so-pretty, limited edition Francis Libiran Festival Havaianas from All Flip-Flops, SM City Bacolod. Muchas gracias for this early Christmas gift!

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection

Want to be one of the first to own a pair of the limited edition ‪#‎FrancisLibiranForHavaianas‬ flip-flops? ISLAND, CITY and FESTIVAL designs together with the Holiday 2015 Shine and Sparkle Collection and Havaianas Flat are now available on all Havaianas retailers nationwide! For Bacolod and Iloilo, you can visit all branches of All Flip-Flops and Olivia stores.

HAVAIANAS PHILIPPINES:

  • Website: www.havaianas.com
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/havaianasphilippines
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/havaianasphils
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/havaianasphils

FRANCIS LIBIRAN:

  • Website: www.francislibiran.com
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Francis-Libiran/249666728420879
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/FrancisLibiran
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/FrancisLibiran

OLIVIA:

  • Website: www.myoliviastyle.com
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/myoliviastyle
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/myoliviastyle
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/myoliviastyle

More photos during the #‎FrancisLibiranForHavaianas‬ Private Selling Event at All Flip-Flops, SM City Bacolod:

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
All Flip-Flops Store at SM City Bacolod North Wing

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
The Francis Libiran For Havaianas Collection

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
The beautiful ladies of All Flip-Flops – Havaianas store

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Colorful Havaianas on display

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Havaianas

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Francis Libiran For Havaianas — ISLAND, CITY and FESTIVAL on display

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
I feel so lucky to be one of the first to own a limited edition #FrancisLibiranForHavaianas Festival flip-flops

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Bloggers Claire Algarme (left) and Sigrid Lo

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. together with Antoinette Begre-Lacson (2nd from left), the sole distributor of Havaianas in Western Visayas

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Shoppers and guests were entertained by the drum beaters during the event

The Limited Edition Francis Libiran Havaianas Collection
Giveaways for the shoppers

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1 Comment

  1. Princess Buenviaje

    January 26, 2015 at 2:23 am

    I liked to use the Havaianas especially for outdoor activity, especially when we are going to beach so comfy and very simple yet so attractive :)

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