TAILORED DENIM 2024

Fabrication: 
Edition 0 

Made in Manila, Philippines
2023


Photography by Renzo Navarro
Styling by 3-D Atelier
The Tailored Denims celebrate the brand’s philosophy of good design and heritage. With a contemporary sensibility and a commitment to craftsmanship, the brand employs masterful techniques to ensure a precise and sharp finish that upholds every piece.

Intentionally crafted with the brand’s signature Edition 0 denim, each piece features a chambray lining and supplementary elements that elevate the design and function of the garment.

Shop the Tailored Denims here.

DENIM COLLECTION 2024


Fabrication: 
Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Techniques: 


Made in Manila, Philippines
2024


Photography by Renzo Navarro
Styling by 3-D Atelier
The reissue of the Denim Collection presents pieces derived from the archives, highlighting the development of the designs and garments over time. It is a unique fusion of archival and contemporary styles that embody the brand in and of itself.



Each denim wash was thoughtfully selected for a specific piece to create an intentional, curated collection.


Shop the Denim Collection here.

PIQUE COLLECTION 2023


Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques

Techniques: 
TUPI ¹, KUMPOL ², IKOT ³, SIK-SIK⁴ , ALAMBRE⁵, PILIPIT⁶ 

Made in Manila, Philippines
2023







Photography by Renzo Navarro
Hair by Sylvina Lopez
Styling by 3-D Atelier
TUPI ¹ - evenly stitching and pressing the fabric into specific lengths and widths and sewing them into fixed pleats depending on the style it is being created into

KUMPOL ² -  uses the quilt’s texture to somehow become a "micro cushion" in the garments

IKOT ³ - manipulated by hand it aims to imitate the motion of “pag ikot” (going around), sealing it off with a layer of pique to create abstract shapes

SIK-SIK⁴ - involves concepts of gathering, pressing whole piques, intentionally layering and stitching to create a whole garment

ALAMBRE⁵ - a direct interpretation of the chicken wire barricade / fence textures seen on the architecture, from mundane to notable ones in the Philippines

PILIPIT⁶ - the edge of the pique fabrics are literally twisted and secured carefully by hand, by which the seams define the style and drape of the garment


View the campaign film here.

CARL JAN CRUZ UNIVERS

Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques,
linen denims, sueded silks, raw denims, vintage poplin, silk linens, crepes

Styles referenced: 
Isagani Dress²⁰¹⁷, Garutay Bralette²⁰²⁰, Teodora Dress²⁰²¹, Dakila Shirt²⁰¹⁷, Free Cuff Jeans²⁰¹⁵, Kudah Basahan Dress²⁰¹⁷, Denis Biker Jacket²⁰¹⁵, Jan Shell Jacket²⁰¹⁵

Made in Manila, Philippines
2022





Photography by Renzo Navarro
Styling by 3-D Atelier
“What makes Carl Jan Cruz and Univers’ partnership monumental is that it is the store’s [UNIVERS’] first ever collaboration with a homegrown designer. [...]

Their new relationship is founded on CJ’s “clear vision of style,” which led him to bring the brand to Univers in the first place.

With talks beginning as early as 2019, the collaboration remains a work in progress. CJ is grateful that their relationship has caused him to evaluate what it means to be a contemporary Filipino brand.

“I wanted to communicate that it wouldn’t be possible without my team; without building it over time,” the designer shares. “In the atelier, we love the conceptual pieces. but we want people who want to wear them. [The collection] is a celebration about wearing these pieces on the streets.” 


Read the full article by Vogue Philippines here.

RIR BAGS : Bags

(2022)
Photographed by Rob Frogoso  
Fabrication: 
Rib Knit Steel in Rogue, Cream, Black

Styles referenced: 
Placemat Bag²⁰¹⁸

Made in Manila, Philippines
2022


Photography by Rob Frogoso


PANGPAWIS 2022


Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques,
vintage poplins, sueded silks, silk linens, Edition 0 denim

Made in Manila, Philippines
2022


Photography by Renzo Navarro
Styling by CJ Cruz
Dami ng labahan!
Pangpawis a collection played on our studio and ateliers creativity - working on maquettes straight in to actualized articles of clothing.

Click here to view the campaign film series.

PAMBAHAY : Young’s Garden

(2021)
Photographed by Koji Arboleda
Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques


Made in Manila, Philippines
2021


Photography by Koji Arboleda

Shop PAMBAHAY here. 

PAMBAHAY : Introducing Rogue, Abyss, and Shine

(2021)
Photographed by Petra Gana
Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques


Made in Manila, Philippines
2021


Photography by Petra Gana
Introducing the latest colorways: Rogue & Shine pique.

Shop PAMBAHAY here.


PAMBAHAY : 3rd Edition

(2021)
Photographed by Rob Frogoso
Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques


Made in Manila, Philippines
2021


Photography by Renzo Navarro
PAMBAHAY is an "aparador" (closet) collection of clothing by CARL JAN CRUZ, created as an expression of what Filipinos commonly refer to as pambahay or house clothes. CarlJanCrewz (the CJC Team) hopes to innovate and embrace the concept of house clothes that can be celebrated together. Made of specially designed CJC fine jersey pique fabric, this collection is an intimate take on the mundane experiences of living life in Manila.

Introducing the latest silhouettes: the Vestee, Poloshirtee, Sandress, and Safaree.

Shop PAMBAHAY here.




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