“in MY eyes” – Installation 2
Taking art and his dedication to technical outerwear to new levels of visual communication, 686 founder Michael Akira West began the “in My eyes” as a new outlet for creativity last year beginning with an installation inspired by Lego and International Code flags. Going forward, “in MY eyes” – Installation 2 explores the theme of “Cash $”, a concept that has numerous definitions including Greed vs. Good, Want vs. Need, Evil vs. Good and Poor vs. Rich amongst others. Inspired by the global dominance of currency and the polar opposites in symbolic meanings, West took over one thousand $1 USD bills which were then laminated to a jacket. Keeping in line with 686′s technical innovation in their apparel, the jacket is based on a 3-layer waterproof mesh membrane and over twelve personnel a space of approximately two weeks to execute the piece.