When in Manila and with the beach only an hour or two away, swimwear becomes as much as a wardrobe staple as your trousers and high heels. Shopping for swimwear is definitely more colorful in this city as a deluge of local brands mix with international lines, providing a wide variety of designs to suit different tastes, preferences, and body types.
For a line that’s truly inspired by the local beauty of the Philippine islands, be sure to check out CeSa, a local swimwear and cover-up line with pieces that are organic, beautiful and embodies a bohemian personality. Think playful prints, aztec designs, and trendy, feminine silhouettes. What’s not to love?
Pioneered by Chaley Tiu and Hanna delos Reyes, CeSa debuted last 2012 during the Brasili fashion show in Rockwell. As its clientele grew, so did its brand; aside from swimwear, CeSa Designs ventured into a line of made to order accessories called Cesa-ries. Just recently, CeSa Men (C-Men) was launched, providing unique board shorts designs for men.
The versatility of the brand is truly inspiring. It delivers a wide selection of designs from flowy dresses, to fashionable swimwear, and even leatherette clutches. However, it never loses its distinct flavor: channeling the beach scene and maintaining freedom and fluidity.
When In Manila, be sure to stock up on CeSa Designs for that effortless, bohemian feel whether it’s in the city or by the sea.
CeSa: Bohemian-Inspired Beachwear