Idyllic Summers combines the know-how of Filipino artisans and indigenous peoples with influences of contemporary resortwear.

Each piece is handmade by Filipino artisans with the aim of supporting Filipino-owned SME's, NGO's, co-ops and indigenous peoples. 

A strong emphasis is placed on handmade, heritage and embellishment

Unique surface textures are designed each season through a collaborative process between the artisans and our founder, Steffi Cua. She is a Filipino native who returned home to found Idyllic Summers after graduating from the London College of Fashion and working in the womenswear buying offices of Harrods.

Her aim is to craft effortless pieces that can last and be cherished for years, with unexpected combinations of new and old, east and west, refined and raw.  


The indigenous peoples of T’boli from South Cotabato embellish our pieces using their traditional material, natural mother-of-pearl shells, instead of modern plastic sequins.  We've reinterpreted the geometric shapes for a cleaner, more streamlined look this season. Jenizel and Myla, the two women below, are responsible for all of the embellishments on the Diamantes collection. 
The lolas from Western Visayas learned the bobbin lace technique from Catholic missionaries. It is a very long, delicate and tedious method of twisting and braiding thread to create lace textile. 

This season, we've worked together to create an interpretation of the native Ylang Ylang flower in the form of lace. 

We've started the process of research and development with the indigenous peoples of the Panay Bukidnon Tribe. They are well known for their simple floral embroideries and geometric appliqués. Stay tuned to see what we will come up with.

Below is our founder with Ate Regina, who is from the Panay Bukidnon tribe, and Japhet, who is a Go Negosyo representative.