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Why HA.MÜ is the future of Philippine fashion

Duo’s 1st pop-up: 2D shorts, ampalaya blouses, blob pants, stone necklaces, playful pina

Piña blouse by HA.MÜ

A look from Flowers of Youth by HA.MÜ

Ha.MÜ creative duo and Benilde Fashion Design and Merchandising alumni Mamuro Oki and Abraham Guardian

The sought-after pieces of independent artisanal and local brand HA.MÜ by young style innovators Abraham Guardian and Mamuro Oki continue their experimental, avant-garde approach: upcycled deconstructed garments, textured patchwork and threadwork, and distinct character in a clash of colors, layers, and prints.

The creative duo, both graduates of Fashion Design and Merchandising at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, has just done a special curation of their most popular pieces from their milestone collections.

Stand-outs include looks from their Spring/Summer 2022 Tokyo debut collection Flowers of Youth. The series taps into the duality of youth and the different stages of life, in the search of one’s identity. Selections include puff-sleeved  uniform and side drape shirts, deconstructed boy scout tops, ampalaya blouses, raglan tees, circle puzzles, and tailored irregular hemlined vests.

The line includes scene-stealing blob pants and slants, 2D round silhouette and denim shorts, skirts and apron dresses, pinafore frocks, curved jeans and printed trousers, as well as a range of statement accessories, from hats, caps, and bags, to magnetic strings of stone necklaces.

The duo also has prepared their diffusion RTW brand, müü.haa, which invites fashion enthusiasts to a new way of understanding school uniforms.

A seamless fusion of style and comfort, it is comprised of approachable and easy-to-wear shirts and shorts, pajama sets, denim jeans, wrap-around overskirts and dresses, and coats and trousers in cottons, twills, and light and breathable pinstripe fabrics. müü.haa features limited edition prints and patterns in the form of Doodletime button-downs, quilted vests, and timeless accessories, among others.

HA.MÜ, who is also known for their bespoke piña pieces for special occasions, stays committed to championing local fabric. The selection includes the creative duo’s contemporary takes on the traditional Philippine fiber that marry elegance and playfulness.

The pair opened the doors of their studio and work room for consultations and fittings. For more information, visit

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