MARIANAS // GUAM
Part art, part activism, LÅGUAS & GÅNI is an edgy lifestyle brand created by Guam-bred indigenous designers, Erisa Cristobal and Cara Flores. The cheeky, urban-infused brand was born in backrooms and after-hours, inspired by the duos’ own heritage and fueled by a boredom with cultural clichés. For their brand, the two designers paired the native names of their home, the Mariana Islands archipelago; låguas for the southern, populated islands and gåni for the pristine northern islands. To them, it is an unabashed statement of rich origin and unique perspective. Beyond wanting to elevate island wear, LÅGUAS & GÅNI is a commitment to social and cultural change — from the socks up.