Raul Lopez is a great storyteller. In addition to weaving narratives with his post-apocalyptic pandrogynous designs under the name Luar Zepol, Lopez knows the importance of mastering one's origin tale. In this exclusive mini-documentary directed by Sean Mattison and Oliver Rivard, Lopez intertwines tales of dutifully getting dressed each day for kindergarten, encounters with high school social politics and the sketchy South Williamsburg streets that raised him.
Filmed during the final days leading up to his spring 2015 NYFW presentation, Lopez proved to be a captivating subject for Mattison as well. "Following Raul as he put together this collection was a unique experience because we got to see first hand how much goes into the production of his fully realized vision," Mattison shared with The FADER over email. "He has a vision that's far beyond what the mainstream of fashion is able to digest right now, and as he hints at, he really is making clothing for the future—some kind of post-apocalyptic future with a Dembow soundtrack."