1970’s Bronx Puerto Rican, Brown Power Movement, 1980’s Cholo and of course, the great Ray Petri. These are the things that have inspired the relaxed, oversized styles in the SS17 Second Drop of WILLY CHAVARRIA NEW YORK. Using all fine Peruvian

Using all fine Peruvian cottons, the collection includes drop shoulder jackets, deep pleated draw string trousers and plush pima cotton knit tops and bottoms. All spiked with social empowerment slogans “I NEED LOVE”, “STAY BLACK” and “BROWN POWER”.

The looks are photographed on some of Willy’s favorite street cast models. “Using real people as opposed to professional models is the best way for our brand to express its range of character. I’m sick of what we have considered to be “beautiful” looking people. I like to use people who show the personality of our work.