FOR MOTHER-DAUGHTER duo Pia and Alyssa Arellano, shopping has always been one of their favorite pastimes together. After attending different bazaars and noticing the lack of innovation and excitement, they both decided to curate their very own fair. The result: Spectrum Fair Manila.
The name “Spectrum” goes beyond just a range of colors; it represents gourmet food, fashion, lifestyle, artisanal arts and crafts and many more. It is a one-stop venue for guests to find all that they need as they go through each booth, and while enjoying a variety of live performances. Alyssa says they also aim to give local brands a platform to showcase their products.
Spectrum Fair Manila’s success comes in part from its group of brand ambassadors (Ava Daza of Baguettini and Erwan Heussaff of Sprout, to name a few) and its strong social media presence. People have also called it the most chic and visually appealing fair they have ever attended. The Arellanos work with stylist Martina Bautista, who makes sure the entire venue is full of “Insta-worthy” spots.
So far, Spectrum Fair Manila has held two events; one last September and a pop-up last November. What makes the Spectrum Fair Manila event on Feb. 13 and 14 at Whitespace Manila (Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati) different is the participation and launch of a number of new and rising brands. Among the merchants are such influencers as Daza, Heussaff, Alyssa Gibbs of Neon Island, Robin Nievera of Skinny Dips and Ella Pangilinan of active wear line Shape Shop.
Other merchants include Milka Romero of Sushi Nori, Kyla Zuniga of UNDO Clothing and Abby Jocson, Nicole Ortega and Kara Pangilinan of Details Ink. For meals in between shopping, indulge in mouthwatering dishes by Gimme S’more, Lucky Bun, Mr. Graham’s Sandwich Shop, Ms. Graham’s Café, Pizza Morena, Project Hearth, Pufft Marshmallows, STWO by Tippi and many more.
In keeping with the event’s theme, “In Full Bloom,” Spectrum Fair Manila will collaborate with florist to the stars Te Amo Floristeria. If you’re still searching for that perfect Valentine’s present, this is the place to go.