Reinaldo Contreras III, 24
Owner of Relic Clothing 3 and RC3 Visuals
I’ve always done things differently. A couple days ago I was sitting in my art studio with my friend. We were talking about how I got here, and I’m still not sure.
Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved fashion, but I also always remember looking at it differently. I used to (and still do) spend hours at the flea market looking through clothes, even before the vintage look was hot.
Being in Lorain pushes me to go 10 times harder. As a kid I made a lot of friends playing Lorain City Youth Baseball, and now I’m out here changing the city with those same friends and we’re going to support each other for a lifetime.
Over the past year I’ve traveled all across the country shooting video and photo, and wherever I go I make sure I’m always representing Lorain in some way.
Right now, I’m dirty. I’m in the dirt working on my clothing and making sure that my photo studio in downtown Lorain is ready to open.
By the time the summer ends I’m trying to be out of the dirt and go back to fully being an entrepreneur by going out and networking and meeting people.
Lorain taught me that work ethic. No matter what I’m doing, I’m always going to be hustling for my city.