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
“EASY CUTIES” (😂) ngayon August 11 2021 

Rima at Mari ang magkapatid sa ina na tagapagpamahala ng pinakamalaking kulayan ng buhok sa Pilipinas at ang pamangkin nila na si Ian, ang uwing galing Japan na aangkin ng lupain ng mag ina ng hairdressing empire na si Miss Connie na asawa ng namatay na ama ni Rima at Mari. 👀🔥🥵💄💋

Si Marga ,anak ni Connie, ang makikipagtungali kay Ian. Maiipit sa alitan si Attorney CJ dahil siya ang may hawak ng huling hiling ng pinuno ng lupain ng mga Diyosa, Primativa, ang diyosa ng ngiti 😂✌🏽🔴

Kanino ka iibig? Kanino ka kakampi? Anong bag ang iyong pipiliin!?”

In these uncertain times, again. CarlJanCrewz sends a bit of light and flight from the thoughts of the present. 

This campaign was born out of going through a year (and more now) of not knowing what’s next but also upholding and upskilling each other as a team ❤️ Maraming Maraming Salamat CarlJanCrewz 🔴 🇵🇭 


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 via www.carljancrewz.com

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
Shop PAMBAHAY via www.carljancrewz.com

PAMBAHAY : 3rd Edition

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


Made in Manila, Philippines
2021


Photography by Renzo Navarro

773 COLLECTION

(2021)
Photographed by Renzo Navarro
An exclusive collection released in partnership with 773 Collective in Makati City. 

Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques,
vintage poplins, sueded silks, silk linens, sueded twill

Made in Manila, Philippines
2021


Photography by Renzo Navarro
2002, Book Design, Poetry

RIR BAGS : RYB Teleserye

(2021)
Photographed by Renzo Navarro  
Fabrication: 
rib knit RYB color

Styles referenced: 
Placemat Bag²⁰¹⁸

Made in Manila, Philippines
2021


Photography by Renzo Navarro
Poster by Trinity Yeung
“EASY CUTIES” (😂) ngayon August 11 2021 

Rima at Mari ang magkapatid sa ina na tagapagpamahala ng pinakamalaking kulayan ng buhok sa Pilipinas at ang pamangkin nila na si Ian, ang uwing galing Japan na aangkin ng lupain ng mag ina ng hairdressing empire na si Miss Connie na asawa ng namatay na ama ni Rima at Mari. 👀🔥🥵💄💋

Si Marga ,anak ni Connie, ang makikipagtungali kay Ian. Maiipit sa alitan si Attorney CJ dahil siya ang may hawak ng huling hiling ng pinuno ng lupain ng mga Diyosa, Primativa, ang diyosa ng ngiti 😂✌🏽🔴

Kanino ka iibig? Kanino ka kakampi? Anong bag ang iyong pipiliin!?”

In these uncertain times, again. CarlJanCrewz sends a bit of light and flight from the thoughts of the present. 

This campaign was born out of going through a year (and more now) of not knowing what’s next but also upholding and upskilling each other as a team ❤️ Maraming Maraming Salamat CarlJanCrewz 🔴 🇵🇭 


PAMBAHAY : 2nd Edition

(2020)
Photographed by Rob Frogoso
Fabrication: 
demi-woven jersey light piques


Made in Manila, Philippines
2020


Photography by Rob Frogoso
Posters by Renzo Navarro
View the full interview with photography Rob Frogoso here.




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