Grad Trinidad Garcia III Managing Costume Design for MVP Film
Sourcing Journal’s Rivet reported on FIDM Graduate and Trinidad3 Jeans’ founder Trinidad Garcia III’s new role as a costume designer manager for the upcoming film, MVP, which follows a homeless veteran and retired NFL player who struggles to find purpose. Based on a true story, the film mirrors the veterans-focused nonprofit organization Merging Vets with Players, which was founded by Trinidad3 Jeans partner Nate Boyer (pictured above), who directed and starred in the movie.
“Being a part of this was just mind-blowing. The movie really talks to the work that we do within the veteran community,” said Garcia, who has FIDM degrees in Apparel Industry Management, Menswear, and The Business of Denim. “So when Nate approached me with the idea, I knew we had to do it." According to the publication, Trinidad3 Jeans denim and T-shirts appear throughout the film, with jeans worn “almost constantly” by Boyer and co-star Mo McRae.
Garcia said he plans to contribute the film’s costumes to the FIDM Museum. “When the movie releases, it’s going to make a huge impact—not only in the veteran space, but also for professional athletes that transition out of that world and have a hard time feeling normal again,” he said. “There’s something that happens when the uniform comes off on both sides, and this movie and organization help bring awareness to that.”
Trinidad3 Jeans is sold in more than 60 stores, including Nordstrom, and the LA-based brand is expanding into women’s later this year. The veteran-owned label is known for its Barron jean, an adaptive slim-fit men’s jean that accommodates prosthetic limbs that is named after veteran Josue Barron. Garcia told Rivet he plans to create an entire adaptive program for individuals with prosthetic limbs.
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