Photos by Andrea Beldua
Produced by Tin Sartorio
Shot on location at Off-White Manila
Street culture can seem pretty intimidating for someone unacquainted like me. But the folks who are deeply involved in it know that there are just as many people trying to break the “rules” as there are people who comply with it. If you want to change the game though, you have to master the art of being both maker and disruptor, and no one does this better than Virgil Abloh. With his brand Off-White, he appeals to the both “tourist” and the “purist” by not just making functional products, but a design that provokes thought as well. (Read: “quotation marks”)
To celebrate the launch of the Off-White Manila store, we tapped the boys of Perea Street (@pereastreet)—who are also making their own waves in the local street scene—for a dream editorial shoot. Judd Figueres, Julo de Guzman and Edsel Uy are filmmakers by profession under WYD Productions (whose office is in Perea St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, hence the name). In the streets, they’re known for dominating the local Instagram TV game with snackable 10-minute episodes about shoe game, icons, and living their best life in Perea and beyond.