Our extended vision is to collaborate with a rotating collective from different cultures and countries. We want DAMDAM to be a home for independent artists, artisans, and creatives.
Los Angeles-based Katrina Razon calls the Philippines home and it’s no wonder – the sunkissed beauty feels comfortable where there’s sand and sea. She’s an advocate for sustainability and channels this passion towards Wonderfruit, a plastics-free music and arts festival in which proceeds go to planting more trees in Southeast Asia. She’s also an investor and supporter of small businesses like the chic, independent shoe label Dear Frances, whose “slow fashion” ethos is underscored by trend-proof, classic styles and an ethical production.
Read more about Katrina here.
See the entire spread with Katrina here.
Los Angeles-based photographer Kristine Lopez creates imagery for fashion and wellness brands. Her photography captures the natural beauty and authentic essence of moments, products, and people using light, color, and composition. Her approach to creativity has always been rooted in integrity. She founded Nature and Intent as a creative consultancy to produce meaningful content and partnerships with brands that share similar values.
Read more about Kristine here.
See the Kristine’s work for DAMDAM here.
Girl-of-the-moment Julia Abe grew up in Brazil before moving to Tokyo at age 15. The Brazilian-Japanese model also moonlights as an artist, exhibiting her manga-inspired work in Tokyo. A fan of natural beauty products, this multi-ethnic, multi-talented beauty is our poster girl for DAMDAM.
Read more about Julia here.
See the entire spread with Julia here.
Monica Zobel Urquijo
The London-based artist and LOVE magazine collaborator is a pedigreed free spirit: This Le Bal des Debutantes almuna comes from one of the most prominent families in her native Philippines, but Monica’s free-wheeling, psychedelic art belies her rarefied upbringing. Her globetrotting bohemian soul is evident in the artwork she created for DAMDAM – a slice of the DAMDAM paradise we’re sharing as a small gift to our customers.
Read more about Monica here.
We are gifting a print of Monica’s work with every order of DAMDAM.
It’s no exaggeration nor is it a platitude to describe Maly as a woman of many hats. The film photographer, model, and artist is likely her own best muse as well. With a knack for the visual medium and an unaffected, artifice-free aesthetic, she serves both as advocate and an inspiration for DAMDAM.
Read more about Maly here.
See her work for DAMDAM here.
AMMA is the brainchild of British couple Josie and George Warren, Sri Lankan transplants from England. AMMA is a social enterprise which practices fair trade: They train and employ mothers in Sri Lanka’s central highlands to give them a living and a fair wage. They create beautifully colored toxic-free textiles using food waste and local plants – a gentle protest to unnecessary excess and synthetic products. The gentle colors produced by natural dyes change and adapt along with time and human touch. We collaborated with Josie, George, and their atelier of mothers to create special pouches for you to store your DAMDAM wares when you take them on your adventures.
Read more about AMMA here.
We are gifting DAMDAM x AMMA pouches with any purchase (until supplies last).
A longtime friend of ours, artist Patrick Stephan cut his teeth at John Galliano as a designer in Tokyo. Now back in Paris, he designs accessories crafted out of supple leather by his team of artisans in Japan. For DAMDAM, Patrick photographed and created a series of life-sized collage art pieces that reimagine the small, magical moments which make up the daily rituals of a DAMDAM girl.
Read more about Patrick here.
See the entire spread by Patrick here.
Canaan Bali was conceived as a dwelling place for artisans, craftspeople, and creative individuals. Founder Emmelyn Gunawan supports Balinese craft villages and advocates for preserving techniques perfected over generations and local craft traditions. Located within the grounds of the chic Katamama Hotel and adjacent to Potatohead in the heart of Seminyak, this collective belongs to the hip PTTFamily group.
Learn more about our collaboration here.