HOW THIS FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER TURNED HIS FUNKY PROTECTIVE GARMENT AND ACCESSORIES BUSINESS INTO A COMMUNITY PROJECT
Look at how professional fashion photographer and fashion and arts and design instructor, Rxandy Capinpin took his line of sustainable wearable art and protective pieces to greater heights by reinforcing help from his community in Antipolo, Rizal.
Since the start of the community quarantine, professional fashion photographer and fashion and arts and design instructor, Rxandy Capinpin took his line of sustainable wearable art and protective pieces to greater heights by reinforcing help from his community in Antipolo, Rizal.
Staying most of the quarantine in Rizal, with projects momentarily halted, Capinpin ventured a different approach for his already growing wearable art creative release not only to bring a fifth season to his line of quirxessories, Macro by Rxandy, but also a project forging a partnership with the people of Rizal to breathe life to a small but significant community livelihood.
The project features handmade tie-dyed bucket hats with attached face masks, and bubblegum-scented pocketbacs designed and curated by Capinpin himself and constructed with the help of people in his community. He now joins a number of designers who have made efforts towards sustainable and health- and safety-conscious designs.
Rxandy Capinpin wearing one of the special designs off the Macro by Rxandy Season 5 collection
“I personally curate the quirxessories that will make their way to the buck hats, along with tie-dying the fabrics to be used. Then I have Ate Jo, from Brgy. San Juan in Cainta, who also assists me in dying the fabrics and sewing the laces for the masks. There’s Ate Viel, my niece, from Brgy. San Roque who made the hand-drawn stickers and sewed the laces for the masks,” the creative shares.
Ate Jo, from Brgy. San Juan in Cainta, Rizal
Viel from Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal.
Capinpin also enlisted the help of Manang Ledia from Brgy. Buhanginan in Antipolo, Rizal to sew tie-dyed face masks, while Lola Narsisa from Brgy. Santa Ana, Taytay, Rizal, made the bucket hats. The designer’s Tita Vic and Jazmyn, both hailing from Brgy. San Roque, in Antipolo, Rizal, created the bubble gum sanitizers.
Manang Ledia from Brgy. Buhanginan, Antipolo, Rizal.
Lola Narsisa from Brgy Santa Ana, Taytay Rizal
Tita Vic and Jazmyn from Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo Rizal
Right now, Capinpin has just released season six of his accessories and handmade pieces that further sustains the community livelihood project. The artist also highlighted pushing for the idea of slow fashion. As such, he wrote, “#SLOWFASHION produce clothing in-house or locally, allowing for full control over the supply chain process and labor conditions. There’s no rush to scale quickly or create items to please the masses, so we have only created Sixty pieces hand sewn and handpainted bucket hats. This not-so-new take on the industry infuses value into every seam, lining, and fold of a lovingly crafted garment.”
For details, visit MACRO BY RXANDY on its official IG page.