We RA Mask
PUTTING OUR MASK WHERE OUR MOUTH IS
The process behind the RA Masks was about function, perfection, and honesty
“In some ways, you can look at it like we’re behind the game in terms of making masks, but I really wanted to make them right,”
“This is what’s true for me right now, this is what’s true for my community. I believe in showing that, and not in pretending that everything is ok—really, it’s not,” she said. “But we’re finding our way through it, and we can only do that if we’re being honest. If we pretend something else is happening then we’re only really projecting an illusion. I know that fashion is often about fantasy, but I don’t actually create from that perspective. I create from reality.”
Raquel waited to start production until she could feel she was making the masks safely with social distancing in place.
She told Vogue's Steff Yotka: “Shooting with the masks had to do with protecting Marike [Le Roux, the model,] and protecting my team, it was about making sure that, to the best of my ability, I could take care of anyone that had come to work on something with me.”
In the future, RA masks will coordinate with looks, so you can compliment your dress, your easy pants or your boyfriend blazers.
Read more @ Vogue
Thank you to Steff Yotka
Vogue + Vogue Runway
Photos by Margo Ducharme + Raquel Allegra
Lookbook photo by Martin Linss