ABAKADA Clothing is a Filipino streetwear brand that was founded in 2018 by Arvin Boyon and Calvin Calma in Chicago, Illinois.
The brand’s name is derived from the Filipino alphabet “Abakada” which consists of 20 letters. Its mission is to promote Filipino culture and heritage through their designs, and incorporating modern elements of streetwear and contemporary fashion.
Abakada Clothing’s designs often feature Filipino symbols, language, and motifs, such as the Philippine flag, jeepneys, and Baybayin script.
In addition to their clothing and accessories, they also host community events and initiatives that promote Filipino culture and support local artists and creatives. The brand has gained a following both in the Philippines and internationally, and is known for its unique designs and commitment to promoting Filipino culture.
DBTK x ABKD COLLABORATION
This collaboration is a testament that we will always go back to our roots despite the different influences/trends that both brands may encounter.
It is about taking pride in our Filipino culture and heritage, and sharing these outlooks to the community.
The DBTK x ABKD collaboration pieces include tees, hoodie, and shorts, which will be released on March 18, 2023. There will also be exclusive colorways available at DBTK and ABKD, so be sure to check them out.