Enter a tropical state of mind with ANIKA, a proudly Filipino lifestyle brand built on the ethos of fuss-free femininity. Made by women, for women.

Founder and designer Anika Martirez, a FIDM Los Angeles alumna, was driven by the quote, “if you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs”. This namesake brand is her canvas to create pieces that will uplift.

ANIKA launched in February 2016 with a clothing line—think infinitely wearable, timeless, versatile, and well-made keepsakes for heavy wardrobe rotation, no matter the occasion.

Why did we create our brand?

We stand for style, substance, and slow fashion—with these values at our core:

1. To empower women and make them feel good inside out. Our pieces become a part of milestones, big or small, as they’re made to transcend trends and last with proper care. Our keepsakes will seamlessly grow with them through every stage in life.

2. To encourage others to support local by highlighting Filipino craftsmanship, even with our effortless, everyday aesthetic. We want to continuously provide a certain standard of livelihood to our small, yet growing team of seamstresses, the very heart of production.

3. To uphold slow fashion by being prolific yet thoughtful when designing, keeping our quantities limited, producing as little waste as possible by upcycling excess fabrics, and ensuring lasting quality—all while being intentional with our design process. Good things take time.

4. To spread positivity and gratitude.

5. Each piece is designed with sun-drenched vacations in mind, but we realize not every day will be sunny. When crises arise, we want to make a difference, albeit small, with what we have. People come before profit.

Our story evolves as we go along and we are grateful to have you part of it and our growing community.