SB19’s first foray into fashion with local designer Chynna Mamawal was a huge hit, it literally crashed Wear Casa’s website! You’ve already seen how the first set was made, and now we’ve spotted a historical painting that inspired their pose.
SB19 always raises the bar when it comes to paying homage to their roots, even in their first fashion collaboration. But did you notice a historical reference in one of their poses?
If you’ve taken up art history, or you were one of those kids who loved HEKASI classes, then you’re definitely familiar with national artist Carlos Botong Francisco’s painting, Sanduguan sa Katipunan. Manileños fairly know this as part of the powerful mural displayed in the City Hall of Manila.
The sanduguan ritual (or blood compact) was intended to seal a friendship or treaty by parties involved through cutting their wrists, pouring their blood into a cup filled with liquid and drink the mixture. Sounds familiar? While there definitely wasn’t any blood oaths involved, the boys of SB19 are already bonded with one another in this lifetime. See how SB19 made streetwear look cozier in the initial designer sketches below.
PABLO’S COLOR BLOCKED SWEATS
SB19’s leader surely knows how to stand out. His cozy sets are in black and purple—two of his favorite colors.
KEN’S SEMI-INCOGNITO HOODIE
As you might know, Ken’s set A has already sold out a few hours ago and it comes to no surprise. It’s easy to wear, oversized, and comfy.
STELL’S OLIVE GREEN SET
SB19’s lead dancer makes moves in his olive and khaki set. Stell explores subdued colors and veers away from his usual style.
JUSTIN’S NUDE SWEATS
Sleek and polished, SB19’s creative director opts for a streamlined silhouette. He specifically asked Chynna to add a collar on his sweatshirt.
JOSH’S RED TRACKSUIT
SB19’s lead rapper chose striking colors for this design. It could also be an homage to hiphop icons RUN DMC or LL Cool J.