The custom gold detail is nothing short of stunning, and we wondered if they were created by the same designer! After a few rounds of Insta-stalking, we found out that the bags were made by MANA, a Filipino luxury brand that specializes in creating custom bags! Each bag costs around P10,000 to P15,000, depending on the specificities of the design.
Nadine's bag is the ANDRA clutch, and was inspired by designer RM Bonghanoy's experiences watching dragon dances. "I have always been mesmerized by how the dragon moves, its flexibility and agility, its magnificence, and how it shows its power. That is the general inspiration of this particular masterpiece," she said.
Apart from sea creatures, Ylona's CHRYSE clutch bag was inspired by RM's family background as well. "I came from a family business producing unique and high-end luxury items for home decor, fashion accessories, and accent furniture for hotels and restaurants—majority of the materials we used for our items are mother-of-pearl in combination with metals, and other indigenous raw materials. This is why I felt inspired to use the goldfish with its beautiful tail in fine brass casting to complement the body of the clutch, also made of mother-of-pearl."