Fans and supporters of streetwear brands such as Illest, Crooks and Castles, Hellz Belz, BOTB and G.P.P.R  went crazy when they heard news that it’s Filipino founders are in town for Trilogy Boutique’s “Back in the Hood”. The event was held at its recently opened store in Glorietta 3. Here are some of the photos.

This also marks the launch of Illest Manila

The Ben Baller – Illest collaboration was also released that day.

Mark felt relaxed throughout the day.

Ben took photos with the fans and signed memorabilia.

He recieved Pork Chicharon from a fan.



Illest Manila shirt. Who wants a U.S release?


Kim Garcia from Car Porn Racing with Ben Baller and Mark.


Vince Geronimo from Fatlace was also in town for the event.


The activity center was reserved for performances from different artist, DJ’s.

Peanut butter Illest cup cakes.

Aubrey Miles rocking that Illest cap.

Mark was interviewed on how he started the brand.

A lucky fan of Crooks and Castles, he won the first set of the soon-to-be released Monopoly collaboration.


I had a short chat with Mr and Mrs Arcenal about Mark’s passion for cars and design, his cousin Rico Blanco was also present.

The long wait is over, the brand that we’ve always wished for is finally here.

Check out Illest Manila inside Trilogy Boutique.
Glorietta 3, Makati, Manila

Til’ next time.

Kevin Carlos

Instagram: @kevcarlos

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