Filipino patriotism has found its way into modern culture, a long way from the days when wearing barong tagalong and sarong defined patriotism. [firstpara] The rising trend of course, has been infused with fresh ideas stemming from the likes of statement shirts, the national elections, and even the late great Cory Aquino.
Whether in a form of clothing or gadgets, those who embrace their nationality to the fullest by means of style are now called, ehem, “fashionalistas” – a term coined by a famous Filipino designer.
Wearing the Philippine map, sporting the red-yellow-white-blue color scheme, or simply stating the word “Pilipinas” are prime examples of what a fashionalista is all about.
In comes the new odm+Pilipinas, a new collection of watches from ODM all made and developed to help you express your loyalty to our nation in no time, and look good while doing it.
(Check out our gallery of odm+Pilipinas' watch collection below)
The new collection has a distinct Pinoy flavor. Watches from the collection sport a unique rendition of the Philippine map on its silicon wristband. They also have the word “Pilipinas” in place of solid lines.
The words “Bayang Magiliw…Pilipinas” also appears on the screen during idle mode; it automatically turns back to watch mode the moment you flick your wrists, showing the time.
The collection comes in four versions, each made to compliment your preference of dictating your national pride: there's the white with black and gray imprints; yellow with black and white imprints; black with yellow/white/gray imprints; and black with red/white/blue imprints.
The new odm+Pilipinas watches represent many things pro-Filipino, but to sum it all up, it's a subtle way of saying “I’m Proud, I’m Pinoy.”
Odm+Pilipinas watches are available at only Php4, 275 at L Timestudio, Wristpod, Chronos, and at SM, Landmark, and Robinsons department stores.
For more fashion and accessories, check out our Style section here. For the meantime, take a look at ODM's new line of watch collection below.
WORDS BY: MIKEY AGULTO