Design by Raf Reyes: a modern twist on a Renaissance classic. The David by Italian artist Michelangelo. Pandemic-stricken. unable to experience air-gasms bc of the constant face-masking. VR-emblazoned covering: a 2020 symbol — on a symbol — a statue/bust that came to represent the defence of liberties in face of adversity; the Protagonist lays bare his soul via his stare, piercing us w his eyes. This handmade+carved candle will 100% light up and enliven the chakras + whole fengshui of any room it’ll be put in. 100% beeswax.
Description: Because beeswaw holds the undisputable status of best wax for candles (and one of the few that are not actually harmful), we chose high-quality, undyed, 100% beeswax for our candles. You will find notes of wood, honey and herbs in them. Because beeswax is natural, each candle has a unique shade of yellow/gold color.
Always trim wick to 1/4 inch before relighting. Burn within sight. Only burn the candle on a leveled surface.
99 in stock
Design by Raf Reyes: In our lives’ movies, there may have been times when we got to see or experiment utter excess, like protagonists purchasing nothing but the finest things, wearing only the finest clothes, eating at only the chic-est restaurants, and looking down on any who fall short of their standard. The inspirations/flick behind ‘Pyscho’ itself aims to portray a self-indulgent and hedonistic Wall Street elite of 1980s New York in a certain light/under a certain prism. This VR®® piece asks again nd again ‘how real and rare r U?’, ‘is being seen in the right places, with the right people, looking the right way etc. just a(nother) display of tha hollowness of tha Self after all???”.. like model citizens in a breakneck society: workin’, makin’ money, spendin’ it. truly really, veryrare’s ‘Psycho @DORSIA’ statement piece is a satire about how humans compete with each other in a hyper-real universe We created.
Design by Raf Reyes: A girl is a gun like they said. ‘Queen of Hearts’ is an iconic remake with an iconic lady; playing on the gender rebalance and the unconventional equilibrium of power. THAT pistolera marked an entire generation of geeks and freaks. A 90s babe, for 90s babies. Within this statement piece, the cards deck gets to be reshuffled and your heart rate goes up. Vital stats to tha max. Game lingo like tic-tac-toe (red V, black R-embroidered) come to support the main group of visuals imprinted on the front of the tee (including 3M reflective print), and the back comes forward in multi-colored palettes’ embroideries, all speaking+relating to each other, embellishing the rework nd finessing the tribute from the creators to the created.
Design by Raf Reyes: This piece is for the partygoers, the music listeners, the doers & the dreamers; it’s a testament to idea Realization/Manifestation: infused w/ the VERYRARE™mentality/V®️R®® Way, Wear it like an armor on your way to the top, or when vibin, ravin’, dancing, listening to ur fave tunes ™️
Design by Raf Reyes: a warm welcome to the VERYRARE™ university. accepting all art school dropouts. very organized/unionized. a club, together, as One, ya hearddd ☻ VERYRARE™ crest + heraldry + motto (carpe diem + noctem). a posse* a tribe that’s world wide nd ready to rumble. lion claws outtt like a light; time flies, eternity awaits (sleeve embroidery). V®️R®® (est.2020): paragons of the second wave/championing post-covidism thinking. ladies and gents.. without further ado, come thru! our *uni*’s doors are open 4u.
Design by Raf Reyes: A contemporary twist on the unequal balance of power and weaponry between modern-day era players/actors taking the street to make their voices heard. Old vs. new antagonism dear to RAF’s heart. The samurai swaggers and snarls to brilliant cathartic effect in classic, tightly paced, beautifully composed Japanese filmography generally. In this pre-launch VERYRARE™ piece, inspired by movies wherein jaded samurais help idealistic groups of young warriors weed out their clan’s evil influences. Again, the process turns the anteriorly commonly-accepted image of a proper samurai on its ear.
The back quote ‘danger always strikes when everything seems fine’ was chosen for its peculiar resonance in today’s times.
Benedetti Life’s white blouse is crafted from fluid bamboo silk with a neat point collar and a concealed front placket for a pared-back look. Team it with slim-leg trousers and platform sandals to tap the house’s romantic verve.
WHY WE LOVE IT
This garment is Responsible by Design. That means it meets our highest standard for environmental or social impact.
Please allow approximately 30–40 days for delivery from date of pre- order. We don’t have in stock items because we care for the environment.
Crafted from a bamboo silk that feels soft and smooth, this waist octopus skirt is both elegant and comfortable. Say goodbye to boring work clothes with our sleek, modern, midi skirt.
A Benedetti Life runway style, long top is crafted from organic cotton jersey with parrot feather printed motif and features exaggerated shoulders and draped sleeves.
Design by Raf Reyes: my go-to piece (to be fair). Lets you wanna daydream all day erryday. Stemming from an expression I took over and worked from to build the VR®® artwear around it: ‘L’Empire du Chill’ ([The Empire of Chill]). A merry-go-lucky Majin Buu and Hercules/M. Satan just b the dynamic duo that no one could outsmoke and out-chill. Being wavey as a team and besties/buddies, all-over prints come wrapping the VERYRARE™ ‘Laidback’ statement piece. Subtle tonal embroideries in pastel palettes embellish the artwear, made to be worn-winning (in line with our manifesto), whether in museums, galleries or on the couch. A Raf-coined quote (at the back), the screenplay script for the scene represented at the front is printed on the sleeve, with trademark VR®® VERYRARE™ stripes/bands earned in [Super Saiyan] combat as well. Carpe diem fam. Seize that moment. Just enjoy yo ☻
Design by Raf Reyes: high-contrast Rebellion scene, order vs. chaos. Every house needs an emblem, smth worth fighting for, something worth representin’. Ours is composed of all the overachievers, the underdogs, the black sheeps and the ‘crazy ones’. There will be hills & hiccups along the way, but with the V®️R®® on, worn like an armor, nothin’ can touch U. Black oryx sheep figures on both sleeves amongst sum white layered ones, eerily fusing with mainstage characters, the OGs and the new G. Which side are You on? What will you do in 2021 if the world crumbles down; BLACK SHEEP is the ultimate statement piece for your closet. This one’s for the DIYers and DIFYers (do it [for] yourself); the lovers of the good stuff, w rebel yingyang energy on dragon. As u and VERYRARE™ really go against the grain together, this black-and-white monochromatic jacquardwoven tapestry sweater guarantees you easy pairing nd boldesttt style. Slime love all the time. SLATTT!!*
“Do not cringe and make yourself small if you are called the black sheep, the maverick, the lone wolf. Those with slow seeing say that a nonconformist is a blight on society. But it has been proven over the centuries, that being different means standing at the edge, that one is practically guaranteed to make an original contribution, a useful and stunning contribution to her culture.”
Design by Raf Reyes: blood, sweat and tears. What we put in the works for you to further enjoy wearing on the daily, comfortably/lavishly. Stylized + jagged font embroidery show the cap’s true colors w a bang, straight up/at first glance. VERYRARE™ trademarked/multicolored blood+paint drips embroidered on the extended-length visiere (for utilitary/functional purposes) finish off the majesty of the accessory/statement piece. Made for everyday victories, earned thru day-after-day setting-in-stone actions; laying out the edifice for your empire (state) building one brick (metaphorically: effort/action) after an other. Hence the side quote, a staple of the VR®® house: ‘follow your mfkin dreams’. bc no one else will, if not you. Lastly, looking at dead presidents, past History and everything it represents: embroidered on the side, the coiner/originator of the quote, Winston Churchill, smoking a fat cigar and making the V (-R) hand gesture (“WORK LIFE BALANCE”). A subtle Raf Reyes signature woven tag embellish the back slider (extended as well for aesthetic purposes, in case you wanna let it hang).
This organic cotton midi dress is an instant statement maker. Its distinctive octopus print (designed in-house) makes striking use of blue colours. For elegant drape, we’ve crafted it from superstrong fabric – for timeless wear. Pockets at the hip add the perfect casual note to this smart look.
Design by Raf Reyes: ’Colère refoulée’ stands for ’reprouched/pent-up anger’ in english. Anger is one one of the five natural emotions we get 2hv in our basic set of hormonal/emotional reactions (as human beings)..⁂ nd Anger is most of the times a misperceived emotion; often associated with violence (which is its non-natural counterpart btw) and metaphorically → explosion. But what is it really about? Is this emotion only harmful? Does it have a particular usefulness? If something’s indeed pent-up, it’s restricted or held back in some way. You might appear calm and collected, but if you’ve secretly got a lot of pent-up anger it will eventually need to be released. BOOM..⁂ Repressed emotions or stifled feelings/impulses 2 be freed and embraced and accepted/integrated longterm wise if you’re aiming at/for homeostasis + peace of mind.
Design by Raf Reyes: VR ⇄ ®® high-contrast Mayhem scene, setting the right visual tone straight away. more life+crowd control/fanlove. the piece is about trance (i.e a half-conscious states nd internal-external stimuli overflow, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium), transience (i.e the state or fact of lasting only for a short time, transitoriness), living it while it lasts in critical times. skeletal-layered bodies eerily fusing with mainstage characters, base picture referenced around album cover photos of both old and new punk rock + rap/hip-hop shows; DIE KNIT is the ultimate statement piece for your closet. this one’s for the moshpitters nd lovers of the good stuff, w punk energy on dragon. as u and VERYRARE™ really go against the grain together, this black-and-white monochromatic jacquardwoven tapestry sweater guarantees you easy pairing nd boldesttt style. slime love all the time. SLATTT!!*
(Jacquard woven crewneck)
40%Cotton, 30%Polyester, 10%Acrylic, 10%Viscose, 10%Others
10 in stock
Crafted to see you through many autumns or springs, this organic cotton jacket has a full lining, so you stay toasty even on the chilliest of days. It has a hip-grazing length and sleeves with comfortable shoulders, so it’s perfect for layering. The fabric is skin friendly, biodegradable and breathable.