Design by Raf Reyes:It is explained in Lewis Carroll's book that the spades (human soldiers cards) are gardeners, clubs are soldiers, diamonds are courtiers, and hearts are members of the royal family. I always loved gardening, watering your stuff out, whether they b investments, money trees [the perfect place for shade], or real trees/vegetation (naturae suprema - taking care of mother Gaia you dig?!). A beautifully laid out visual composition/collage by Raf comes announcing his own version of the Alice in Wonderland story for the 21st century, and subtle doubled-duplicated tonal prints and embroideries finish finessin’ the piece, and the master file at the back re-state in the VR®® Raf way how Lewis Caroll himself would have seen his work lent for aesthetically pleasing ends.
Mixed media collage on garment.Digital to analog layering of 20+ visuals total (prints, embroidery, patches…). Short sleeve jersey shirt, hand-sewn with a crewneck profile, rib knit collar. Slightly cropped, relaxed|boxy fit, bio washed. Heavyweight 210gsm premium cotton fabric, made with a super combed cotton blend to achieve the softest handfeel producible. “Money Tree”/spades gardeners + coins graphics (front) + quote (back) printed entirely with eco-friendly water-based inks fusing naturally with the fabrics. 3M ‘solid logo’ flocking, reflective when exposed with flashlight (front). Double needle + tonal stitching (high stitch density for smooth finish) for durability. Trademarked ‘Wonderland’ + ‘Jack’ card illustration designs — by commissioned artist Oliver Whelan @whelansketches(sleeve and back) and ‘perfect place for shade’ + ‘Love/Lewis Caroll’ embroideries (sleeve and back). 15000 stitches all embroideries total (back & front). Woven external tag. Interior label sewn specially to leave no stitch marks at the back.
Named and numberedwith each garment serial+drop no° purposely limited to 21 — in line with our VERYRARE™ ’quattromotto’: quality, rarity, singularity & sustainability. Carmine redsilkthread embroidery used for ourVR-iDartwear finish (offered at no additional costs).
Machine wash cold and iron inside out avoiding the print. Do not machine dry
Location: Paris - France
Artwear (n.): art you can wear
Unique: limited editions of 21 units only per drop. Premium: affordable street couture\best quality