We make bold and fun art for our muse, the Filipina. Our concepts are inspired by her modernity and the current culture that surrounds her, which is often an amalgamation of western and Southeast Asian sensibilities. We provide for her conceptual products — art that she will love to use or wear not because it's the trend but because it makes her feel more like herself.
Viva La Manika started as a vintage clothing brand in 2011 by designer and artist Sofia Cope. In 2012, she introduced handmade, graphic resin jewelry to the product line. It has since been endeared by the playfully fashionable. The designs are marked by its reference to culture and fun, chic style.
Today, the brand aims to focus on capturing and elevating the Filipina woman. We've been moved by the many ways she thrives today — be it in work, in family-raising, in art, and in life.
Manika in Filipino means "doll"; in Hindu, "jewels".