MANIFESTO COLLECTION NO. 1

ParadoxVestedRelics Presents...

manifesto COLLECTION NO. 1
12 LOOKS . 12 VALUES

1. Fluidity is Strength.
2. Art doesn’t need a reason to exist. It's in every thing and action. It’s instinctual. It doesn’t require thought, but is thought about.
3. Energy is contagious.
4. Reduce. Reuse. And Reconsider.
5. Opposites attract.
6. Uniquely universal.
7. Ugly colors do not exist, untimely combinations do.
8. Original ideas were once unattractive and unpopular.
9. Death and Destruction are Life and Creation.
10. Taste, gender, and success are social constructs.
11. Fashion is an industry. Clothing is a product. Style is an art. Luxury is relative.
12. Nothing is forever. The time is now.

F. ASHION
A. RT
M. ANIFESTO
I. S
L. IFE
Y. EAR
2015-2018

PVR credits
Paolo + Rina

Featuring
Brandon Kafarela

Photography
Amanda Torres

Music
Soft and Furious

"Empowered Ending"
"Hardwave"

Jac + Steph
DEFEND NEW ORLEANS

Mike Diana
MUSEUM OF DEATH

Connie + Iryna
KRiSPINTERIOR

Shot on location in:
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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ParadoxVestedRelics Presents...
manifesto no. 1

a process.
A train of thought. 
A journey that is planned but never the same twice.
That carries diverse passengers.
To work. To play.
Interactions. Performances. 
Revealing itself in different forms.
As it makes stops along the way.
Fashion. Video. Art. Objects. Performance. Dance. Sound. 
Different platforms. Different levels. 
Multi. Inter. Disciplinary.
The end of the line.
Is just the beginning.
Of the next story.
In a cycle.
MANIFESTO No.1

MANIFESTO STARTED IN 2015 AS AN EXERCISE TO REDUCE THE WARDROBE TO A VERSION OF SEASONLESS ESSENTIALS.
AS THINGS HAPPEN ORGANICALLY, THE COLLECTION EVOLVED INTO SOMETHING VERY UN-BASIC.
THE FASHION ART MANIFESTO IS LIFE YEAR 2018 (F.A.M.I.L.Y. 2018) WAS BORN AND CREATED WITH THE KEY BELIEFS OF SUSTAINABILITY, OTHERNESS, COLLABORATION, AND HUMANITARIANISM GUIDING THE PROCESS.
IF FASHION IS A MEDIUM, AND CLOTHING IS A PRODUCT, EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN AND THE IMAGES/VIDEOS THAT DOCUMENT THEM SHOULD STILL APPLY.
AT FACE VALUE, YOU CAN SEE REFERENCES TO FILIPINO ROOTS EVIDENT IN THE UBER AND AUBERGINE EGGPLANT PRINT THAT LOOP BACK TO A GLOBAL/UNIVERSAL CULTURAL CONVERSATION.
WITH ACCESSORIES THAT ARE PRESENTED AS MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DIY KITS, THE CONSUMER IS ALSO THE CREATOR AND PARTICIPANT IN THE CRAFT MAKING ART PROCESS.
ENCOURAGING A SMALLER CONSUMER FOOTPRINT, WE SUGGEST STARTING WITH A SPARE SOCK (ALBEIT, SOLD IN PAIRS). MATCHING SOCKS IS A FASHION RULE WE NEED TO GET OVER.
OUR LOGO NECKLACE IS AVAILABLE AS AN ACTIVITY KIT OF PARTS, MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOR THE USER, AND MAKES A NOSTALGIC,
"NON-FASHION" STATEMENT IN THAT WE ALL TOYED WITH PAPERCLIPS AS KIDS.
FOR ANYONE OPEN TO DISSECTING THE LAYERED AND PRINTED LOOKS, WE DO THINK THERE'S SOMETHING IN THERE FOR EVERYONE, ALL YEAR ROUND.
YOU JUST MIGHT WANT IT IN SOLID DENIM.
AND THAT IS A WELCOME APPLICATION.

FEATURING
KAYLA NYREE HIGGINS
CHRISTIAN RICCARDI

FASHION + ART DIRECTION,
SOUND + VIDEO PRODUCTION
PAOLO + RINA RAYMUNDO
PARADOXVESTEDRELICS

MUSIC
"AIM" BY NCTRNM

STILLS
SHAUN RODRIGUEZ

A PARADOX VESTED RELICS PRODUCTION
©2018 PARADOX VESTED RELICS