“The ’90s is really a great inspiration. Not just because of the many icons that came from that era but the vibrant culture that we have seen growing up with the MTV revolution, then Spice Girls and even Friends. There’s so much to it that has imprinted on me, really. Mapa-work or even just how I dress,” fashion and portrait photographer, Rxandy Capinpin shares about his growing boutique line of funky, colorful accessories he calls Quirxessories, under Macro By Rxandy.
A self-confessed “hardcore” collector of all things stylish and quirky, Capinpin has since bulked up his collection of toys of many forms for his young relatives and himself, along with accessories that have been used for different shoots for publications and his personal archive.
“With all these old toys that I have hoarded in the past, I thought of a way making good use of them instead of just disposing them. So, I thought of upcycling toys and accessories to make something fun and funky to contribute, in my own little way, on pushing for sustainability. That’s how Macro by Rxandy came to life,” he shares. “And I love that these Quirxessories have been well-received not just by friends but also those who are in love with wearable fun, funky designs. They’re statements on their own.”
The handmade items have been making the rounds in various art fairs and pop-up style markets. Catch the multi-hyphenate’s designs at the BGC Art Mart on February 14-15 and March 20-21, and at the coming Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship Bazaar on March 13-15.
For more of these wearable art piece, follow Macro By Rxandy on IG at @macrobyrxandy