Jeepneys are all over the Philippines. These public utility vehicles derived from war vehicles have become cultural icons. Jeepneys are not dubbed “Hari ng Kalsada” for no reason. These vehicles have established their own identity on the road with quirky artworks and font styles designed by hand. They’ve inspired fonts. Even the international fashion label Off-White embodies the aesthetics in its exclusive Manila drop.
It’s been a year since the Virgil Abloh-helmed label arrived in Manila. And to celebrate that, Off-White Manila released an exclusive capsule collection inspired by the jeepney. The collection, which includes a tee, a hoodie, a bag, and shorts, features a large font with an airbrushed multi-colored graffiti style finish—common elements found on bodies of jeepneys.
The pieces from the “Manila Year 1” capsule collection will be up for sale at Off-White Manila starting Aug. 10. And if you’re getting yours from Aug. 10 to 12, you could have it customized with a handjet printer.
Now, we wonder what’s in store for us once they celebrate their second anniversary. Will they bring Virgil Abloh here? Let’s find out.
Check out the pieces from the capsule below:
Photos courtesy of Off-White Manila