Paradox Vested Relics

PVR IS AT ONCE:

video ART + fashion FILM.
studied + IMPROVISED.
self-indulgent + PHILANTHROPIC.
performative + spectatorial.
collaboration + direction.
ephemeral + ongoing.
familiar + strange.
free ART + COMMODITY.
conceptual + TANGIBLE.
process + product.
literal + ambiguous.
personal + universal.
radical + TRADITIONAL.
absurd + logical.
SURREAL + practical.
bespoke + REUSED.
disposable + sustainable.
UNDERGROUND + POPULAR.
NOSTALGIC + MODERN.
experience + experiment.
work + play.
Random + orderly.
High Tech + Low Fi.
DIGITAL + ANALOG.

Like yin and yang, PVR is only completed by opposing parts
present and in balance.


BODY OF WORK:

2011

WHAT ORIGINALLY BEGAN AS A CREATIVE OUTLET FOR THE FOUNDING DUO'S PERSONAL INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF THE PRESSURES AND COMPLICATIONS OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY, established a body of work ranging from the satirical and whimsical to the psychological and political.
Bound by dates and holidays, the 2011 FASHION films feature collaborators and references that seem random and bizarre; a consistent practice for PVR in their spin of the universal.

2012

films show a perspective on Filipino culture and identity (THE FOUNDING DUO having been born and raised in the U.S., then exported to Manila) as both familiar and foreign. Constantly, in pursuit of the universal. PHILANTHROPY AT THE CORE, DONATIONS WERE COLLECTED AND PROCEEDS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO RELEVANT CHARITIES.

2013

allowed us to extend production and development of films for the designs of 2012. Each month's project had been filmed in multiple locations including Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Toronto, and London.

Why Tease is a film of 12 designs that encapsulates our archive's "best of THE 90's" and reveals our new focus on a staple of every wardrobe: the tee shirt.

2014

IS ENCAPSULATED BY A film called T-Square. It shows all 12 designs that are square when flat. Shaped by the spirit of the wearer, they take on new function and form. T-Square is a collection about transformation and potential.

2015-17 

themes will toy with career choices of generations past AND PRESENT. The Professional Collection is our spin on workwear. It will culminate in a personally cathartic film COMING THIS FALL.

2016

saw the release of 3 capsule collections: UNDER CONSTRUCTION, FRATERNITY, and a MONTH-LONG collaboration with a painter. Documentation to follow.

2017

THE MARATUS COLLECTION TESTS A DEEP FEAR OF SPIDERS. BUT IF THERE'S ONE THAT ARACHNOPHOBES AND FASHIONISTS COULD BE CHARMED BY, IT'S THE FASCINATING MALE PEACOCK SPIDER AND ALL ITS SOCKS. 

Starting January 1st, a special image WILL BE POSTED daily on social media as part of a year-long project. storytelling in 365 parts, it will give insight to our creative process and artistic beliefs. THIS MANIFESTO WILL FORM THE BASIS OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION, ALREADY IN PROGRESS.

 

2018

Fashion Art Manifesto Is Life (F.A.M.I.L.Y. 2018) We will be redefining our basic wardrobe by releasing these staples throughout 2018.