After living in the Phillipines, spending four years in Tokyo, traveling in Asia, and working for a time at Smithsonian’s Sackler Asian Art Gallery, designer Jennifer Baum Lagdameo started Ananas using traditional Phillipine textile techniques & organic materials - coconut shells, mother-of-pearl shells & polished native woods - and abaca, a natural fiber.
Standouts from this season's collection include the special edition lambskin Aki Pochette with polished Kamagong (Philippine ebony) wood buckle; a detachable strap converts it quickly into a clutch. The special Hmong Plush print fabric was inspired by a Hmong skirt featured in the collection of the RISD museum & created by Mark Pollack, principal and Design Director of POLLACK, the New York based interior furnishings fabric company, which specializes in fabrics for the interior to the trade. A percentage of the proceeds from the fabric are donated to support the RISD museum.
Available at AnanasCollection.com.
- Lesley Scott