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CHRISHABANA IS A JEWELRY BRAND BASED OUT OF THE EAST VILLAGE IN NEW YORK CITY. SINCE IT’S DEBUT IN 2008, THE LABEL IS KNOWN FOR TAKING PUNK AND TRIBAL ICONOGRAPHY AND REFINING THEM INTO LUXE, STREAM LINED PIECES. IN RECENT SEASONS, CHRIS HAS BEEN EXPLORING THE IDEA OF TAKING STERLING SILVER AND MOLDING THEM INTO SUBVERSIVE ORBITS AND SPIKES, WHILE SOFTENING THE PIECES WITH PEARL ACCENTS. THE RESULT IS A DARING LINE FIT FOR BOYS, GIRLS, AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN.

THE MY ENEMY JEWELRY COLLECTION WAS LAUNCHED IN 2012 AS A WAY FOR THE DESIGNER TO BRANCH OUT INTO A MORE AGGRESSIVE, IN-YOUR-FACE TERRITORY. IT IS THE MIDDLE FINGER OF ALL JEWELRY LINES, TAKING EXISTING CLASSIC JEWELRY THEMES AND TURNING THEM ON THEIR HEAD. ENGAGEMENT RINGS ARE TURNED INTO SEPTUM CUFFS, AND STREET-WISE BAMBOO IS SHROUDED WITH A HEALTHY DOES OF GOTH ICONOGRAPHY.

THE 41 YEAR OLD DESIGNER SPENT HIS LIFE BOTH IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE UNITED STATES. AFTER A CHILDHOOD ROOTED IN RELIGON, FANTASY, AND SCI-FI GRAPHIC NOVELS, CHRIS REVELED IN 90’S CLUB AND COUNTER CULTURE, AND HIS WORLDS BECAME ONE. THIS DUALITY IS NOW INGRAINED IN HIS IDENTITY AND CONTINUES TO INFORM HIS COLLECTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS THROUGHOUT.

IN RECENT YEARS, CHRIS HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL ACCOLADES INCLUDING BEING NAMED AS ONE OF VOGUE TALENT'S 2013 ROSTER OF UP AND COMING DESIGNERS AS WELL AS THE NEW NOW NEXT FASHION HONORS AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN. HE HAS COLLABORATED WITH NUMEROUS INFLUENTIAL HOUSES SUCH AS HOOD BY AIR (2 SEASONS) AND PRABAL GURUNG (2 SEASONS). THIS AUTUMN/WINTER 2016 MARKS A FIRST FOR CHRISHABANA, AS THE BRAND IS COLLABORATING WITH 3 POWERHOUSES WITH JEWELRY FOR THEIR OWN RESPECTIVE OFFERINGS AND SHOWS. THESE ARE ZANA BAYNE (HARDWARE AND JEWELRY 4 SEASONS), RECENT WINNER OF THE CFDA VOGUE FASHION FUND GYPSY SPORT (3 SEASONS), AND STYLE INNOVATOR OPENING CEREMONY, WHERE THE DESIGNER WILL BE DEBUTING HIS FIRST COLLABORATION WITH THE BRAND.

CHRISHABANA AND MY ENEMY HAS BEEN FEATURED IN PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS VOGUE, i-D MAGAZINE, W, V, DAZED AND CONFUSED AND HAS BEEN WORN BY CELEBRITIES SUCH AS RIHANNA, MADONNA, LADY GAGA, FKA TWIGS, AND KYLIE  JENNER. THE BRAND IS CARRIED IN SHOPS SUCH AS OPENING CEREMONY AND KABIRI IN LONDON.