Designer Statement

Mar Velicaria is a Philippine - American multi-media artist. Born, raised, and currently residing in Sunny San Diego, Mar grew up living in a city with a high Philippine population and was always surrounded by Pil-Am culture.

Early in life, Mar knew that art was the driving force inside of them. Mar is a graduate of University of California, San Diego with a degree in Speculative Design - a program that focuses on designing for the future. Mar's work outside of Marharlika includes: projection mapping, motion graphics, and 3D modeling. 

When it comes to Marharlika, Mar simply posted the first Reyna Headband on social media and quickly realized that there is a need for stylish accessories geared towards the modern Philippine person. Mar decided to dedicate time to crafting and designing new products that allow these modern Pilipines to celebrate their cultural heritage through fashion and accessories.

Photo by lwd.def on instagram