Linea Etnika weaves a new story at Artefino

Linea Etnika weaves a new story at Artefino

Joy Belmonte and Looie Lobregat have brought guest creative director Joseph Aloysius on board to collaborate on a new collection under the label Linea Etnika x Aloysius.

Linea Etnika, the brand of chic Filipiniana fashion created by Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and former banker and “mom-preneur” Looie Lobregat, will be weaving a new story at the ArteFino fair starting Aug. 30.


Aqua fina: The front and back of the new Loren jacket, named after Senator Loren Legarda

Known for its use of bold and colorful Yakan weaves, Linea Etnika has brought...

The future is in our hands

The future is in our hands

Published:, August 26, 2018

In my 25 years working in Philippine fashion, there was never a time (as far as I can remember) when local artisans received the  resounding reception they are enjoying now.

The industry is home to celebrated designers, models, photographers and, more recently, stylists, who have had their much-deserved moments under the spotlight. Whether by achievement, influence or the sheer relevance of their work, these individuals have contributed to the ever-growing local style landscape.

Though artisanal work has been present in the market, mostly via Center for International Trade Expositions and...

ArteFino is about artistry, heritage and family

ArteFino is about artistry, heritage and family

Published:, August 24, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — ArteFino returns to 8 Rockwell from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Now four days long, the fair promises a new shopping experience with new offerings focused on the theme, “Local is the new international.” International quality, supporting local entrepreneurship and showcasing artisanal art are the key elements of ArteFino.

Organized and curated by Cedie Lopez-Vargas, Susie Quiros, Marimel Francisco, Maritess Pineda and Armita Rufino, this artisan fair highlights the finest in the Filipino. Over 100 selected retailers join the collective as it gears up to bring unique offerings that...

Ahtisa Manalo: Dutiful & beautiful

Published:, June 24, 2018

Bb. Pilipinas-International Ahtisa Manalo in the Linea Etnika Francine Dress creatively worn as a stylish top in 

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You’d Want To Wear These 9 Modern Filipiniana-Inspired Pieces!

Published: Metro.Style, June 12, 2018

9. Hand-loomed Dress Featuring Yakan Weaves By Linea Etnika

Finally, Karen Davila proudly wears a hand-loomed dress designed by Joy Belmonte and Looie Lobregat of Linea Etnika. This little black dress is anything but ordinary—it features an intricate Yakan weave. Its makers hail from Basilan and Zamboanga City!