Photographer Rxandy Capinpin Is Now An Accessory Designer, Too
The creative is currently expanding his expertise behind the camera to playful, wearable fashion
Photographer Rxandy Capinpin has worked on a lot of covers for Metro.Style, including the ones of Claudine Barretto, Kylie Verzosa and Jake Cuenca, Charo Santos-Concio and Bea Alonzo, and the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 reigning queens. He's also a photography instructor at the Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship | Fashion, Art, and Design.
Now, the multi-hyphenate has launched a new venture called QUIRXESSORIES. Here, he shares with Metro.Style the inspiration behind it:
How did this accessory business/line start?
"I have lots of different toy collections like Funko pop, minifigure LEGO, Barbie dolls, gachapons and popmarts. And then I buy these styling accessories and DIY craft pieces for photo shoots. I literally hoard stuff. Then I thought, why not disassemble these and assemble them differently to create one-of-a-kind accessories?!"
What is your inspiration for your designs?
"90s, animations, MTV, Caboodles, Lisa Frank, the nanny, spice girls and Phoebe Buffay"
How would you describe your designs?
"I call my pieces QUIRXESSORIES, because they are fun, nostalgic, and humorous. They are conversation pieces. It’s important to learn to laugh at ourselves."
What are the accessories made of?
"Upcycled pieces, old toys from my nephews and nieces, old styling pieces we used from photo shoots, and thrifted bargain toys."
What is the price range of your items?
"Php350 each charm, and you can put multiple charms on a bracelet or a necklace."
Where are these available?
"BGC Art Mart on February 14-15 and March 20-21, and Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship Bazaar on March 13-15"
Check out Rxandy's His and Hers QUIRXESSORIES that are perfect for Valentine's season in the gallery below:
Rxandy Capinpin's accessory line
- Rxandy Capinpin's accessory line
Photographs courtesy of Rxandy Capinpin