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0917 Lifestyle, Vinyl on Vinyl redefine boundaries
of wearable art 

In a creative collaboration with Vinyl on Vinyl, 0917 Lifestyle introduces an exclusive wearable art collection. Partnering with Filipino artists Mark Weigh, Mimaaaaaaaaw, and Seeweirdo, the collection embodies the “Art and Passion” theme.

The 0917 x Vinyl on Vinyl collection offers a curated selection of apparel, lifestyle accessories, and unique novelty items, each piece echoing the flair and vision of the featured artists. The items are not just fashion statements but also pieces of art that bring a touch of the gallery into everyday life.

Mark’s creations feature whimsical and playful images that would take one on a journey of the imagination, while the works of Gene Rhobi E. Delos Reyes, otherwise known as Seeweirdo, depict the world inside his head through black and white designs.

Meanwhile, Mimaaaaaaaaw tries to spread positivity and hope via enchanting quotes, often accompanied by adorable, distorted, and colorful images of her unique cats.

The collaboration marks a major step forward in the joint mission of 0917 Lifestyle and Vinyl on Vinyl to discover and highlight unconventional art forms, broadening the horizons of artistic expression.

“As a purveyor of passion, interests, and art, we are very happy to support our local artists,” said Gladys Rojas, Head of 0917 Lifestyle. “Partnering with Vinyl on Vinyl and these phenomenal artists has allowed us to blend fashion with art in the most beautiful way, giving our customers a wearable canvas that tells a story.”

“At Vinyl on Vinyl, we want to bring our artists past the whitewall setting. This collaboration brings it to the community. We feel that these 3 emerging artists would propel the audience to view things in a refreshing perspective,” said Gaby Dela Merced, Vinyl on Vinyl Director.

The partnership shows 0917 Lifestyle’s commitment

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Fashion designers are the new painters, X’avier Alexander says. But it’s not the ‘80s anymore, where people flocked to see Warhol or Basquiat at an art gallery; it’s the moment for wearable art, he explains.

Alexander is a VCUarts fashion design student who won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2023 CFDA Design Scholar award. He’s one of a dozen recipients to be awarded out of 340 students that applied. Alexander won $50,000 through CFDA, thanks to a donation made by clothing company Eddie Bauer. He is appreciative and sees it as a stepping stone.

His thesis “Who You Be” involves the theme of Black identity and what it means today. Under this large umbrella, there are collections with subtopics such as consumerism, or how a false sense of empowerment can come through the consumption of luxury goods. Another collection touches on challenging environments his own community faces, such as food deserts and a lack of resources that can lead to hardships and even crime. The artist is also trying to build a better future and show what that would look like.

“It’s taking the good, bad and the ugly about our culture and conceptualizing it into collections that speak on these real life things that go on within our community,” Alexander says.

The artist has a larger vision in mind. He wants a multi-sensory experience involving what you’re seeing, hearing, smelling and how the space feels, Alexander says, adding that he thinks he would need more than $50,000 to create his vision exactly.

“I’m just super big on that; how can you experience fashion in a different space or in a different way, and having it be longer than like a 10 to 15-minute show where models are just walking,” Alexander explains. “I want you to come here

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