Taking photos that already existed and renewing them onto clothing are easy to get lost in the sauce but the snapshots Mannion chose to be the face of Summer/Fall 2014 are ones he’s treasured since the day he took them.
“These pieces are the ones that represent lifestyle, it’s a bigger picture that’s presented and not about personal preferences between the artist and the fan,” he states. “This is something that feels familiar. Like for instance, I remember when I was 15-years-old and saving up for a chain I saw in a jewelry store and that’s what the line represents to me. Showing the type of layers of cultures from Hawaii to Brooklyn, to Memphis to Kentucky! It’s a little something for everybody. From the Marcy’s project sign I shot in front of Jay’s building to the ‘G-Thing with the car raised up I shot in Hawaii.”
To sumarize, Mannion punctuated his opinion with, “It’s fresh. It’s a nice full thought.”
In other words, it’s fit for anyone who strives to be royalty with whatever they put their mind to.
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Continue on through the gallery to see pictures of the pieces T.I. and Mr. Mannion are so proud to present.