VISION DE LA MODE

The underground fashion scene.

Completely hidden but so resonant, the fashion scene ran by individuals of all ages seemed to hit the valley once again with a kick ass show to end 2016. This however was not your average plastic show. It was a complete fuck you to the fake side of fashion that most valley natives experience. Reaching the capacity rate at local art venue, BAM, the show definitely made an impact on those who attended. To those who couldn’t get in or couldn’t make it, envision a world with no gender conformity and pure fashion after fashion. On December 17th, Vision de la Mode took the small town by storm.

Meet two of the most fashionable teens from the valley, Juan Martinez and Oscar Pacheco, both age 17. These two students not only deal with regular high school bull shit but also seem to be struggling to make a name for themselves in the art scene like every other artist. What sets them apart is their goal to influence other high schoolers to join their movement and continue to strive for something more outside of school. Before I graduated HS, I had the chance to meet both of these dudes and was able to mentor them enough for them to continue what others may think is not in existence;The RGV fashion scene.

To continue to do so, both Juan and Oscar selected 12 individuals to participate as models for their show. The selection was based on personality and embodiment that defined these kids as wallflowers. There were absolutely no limits as to what would happen during the show. Every single person had the chance to show off their nonconformity towards society. Consider this a backlash against millennials who follow every single new trend.

We create and destroy all things.

Define “We create and destroy all things”

J. To be honest, I didn’t completely understand what it meant at the time being but I soon understood it in a way that we can do whatever the fuck we want with the things we are given. Lets say you have the same shirt as another guy but you decide to paint it or do whatever you want to it. It’s still the same shirt but it’s YOURS. You destroyed and created something unique. People are often scared to try new things because society has “labels” for everyone! You’re a guy. It’s only appropriate to dress in t-shirts, pants ,and sneakers. FUCK THAT!! Wear whatever you want! Destroy those labels and create yourself.

O. “We create and destroy all things” is something I derived from a french film (Irreversiblé) which red “time destroys all things” and it stuck to me. I thought to myself, time is not the only thing that destroys. We as humans create every single thing and with the same ease we destroy them. Not only tangible things but feelings and in this case, trends. We are destroying past trends and creating something new, raw and different.

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