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Constantly changing, constantly moving. 

Established in 2015, Basic Movement believes in products and clothing that aims to elevate your everyday; for work, for fun, for leisure. Both a brand and retail playground, gn and responsible practices. Basic Movement believes that ingenuity comes from people coming together to foster a creative environment. Our in-house brand is available in several shops in Manila City, Philippines such as Comme Ci and Lanai Manila.

Past Basic Movement intiatives which involved our fashion communities are: Basic Movement Club; a series of public selling showrooms which features designers such as Vina Romero, Ken Samudio, Bagasao, Eliz Marcelo, Randolf Clothing, MAFK, Transit Store, Purveyr, Tropik Beatnik, Sandy Cheeks, Sunday Paper and others. Special Collaboration collections with Tina Ong of Religion Black and designer Raxenne Maniquiz were also produced under the Basic Movement Collections. Conversations A Fashion Talk and Workshop Series with projects such as a Panel Discussion on Filipino Fashion which featured Amina Aranaz-Alunan of Aranaz, Carl Jan Cruz, Rik Rasos of ProudRace, Kim Jones and Ken Samudio; and an Indigo Dye Workshop headed by Luis Agaid Jr. from the Namarabar Dye Community in Abra, Philippines.

 

 

Basic Movement was founded by accidental designer Esme Palaganas in 2015 as a side project before debuting in Manila Fashion Festival in late 2016. Born and raised in the Philippines, Esme has been involved in the fashion industry since starting as a PR intern for Philippine Fashion Week at 16. She envisioned Basic Movement as a blank canvas for collaborative product design with artists and artisans, and as an experimental platform for retail environments both off and online. As a PR associate to being a design consultant and eventually establishing her own brand and representing the Philippines in an international design competition, her experiences formed her desire in creating a different way of looking at fashion.

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