Photos courtesy of Case Study
These days, streetwear concept stores have been popping up all over the country. And what’s not to like about that? Once obscure brands that used to be hard to get in the Philippines are now within reach, as long as you know where to look.
The concept of the ‘drop’ is interesting, because of the air of exclusivity that comes with getting first dibs on one special piece, whether it be a limited sneaker or t-shirt. Multi-brand retail concept Case Study Atelier makes these drops even more special with their process. Each week, they release a new ‘case study’, as a way to connect people, brands, design, and lifestyle.
Opened just last year, they carry international brands like Chinatown Market, FR2 (Fxxking Rabbits), Brotherhood, Jungles, and Pleasures, as well as local brands like Revere, Threedown, and Twelfth House.
We got in on their very first ‘case study’, which also so happened to be their anniversary celebration last September, where they launched their very first collection under the Case Study Atelier brand. Case Study 01: Fundamentals Collection features simple-yet-modern t-shirts and outerwear influenced by the Mid-Century Modernism art movement by legendary American industrial designer Charles Eames. Following the Eames philosophy, the brand wants to “magnify its fundamentals” in order to “understand design and its function.”
This influence was evident all throughout the store, which was converted into a homey space using Eames-inspired elements (yes, they had an Eames chair too). The space also served as a backdrop for a shoot starring the brand’s Style Architects, including Jessica Yang, Miggy Cruz, Nikko Ramos, Felicia Cui, and Curtismith.
Check out the new collection below, and stay updated through their socials for their latest drop, Case Study 03: Chinatown Market.