Willy Chavarria Debuts K-Swiss Collab for Spring 2020
Willy Chavarria consistently delivers striking collections that subvert rigid ideas of masculinity through a combination of denim workwear, sports gear, and clubwear. His recent Spring 2020 presentation in New York was no different — hyper-muscular models showed off their assets in flowy and open tops to expose different types of necklaces including chokers and gold chains. Upon closer look, each had been made up with fake scars on their faces offering a harsh contrast to the delicate structures of some of the early pieces. Chavarria played to his familiar strengths (workwear and uniforms in dark colors) while exploring billowy denim and trouser shapes, and was even able to sneak in some political commentary too. (The standout was an oversized black graphic t-shirt that asked viewers to call the president and tell him to “fuck off,” and listed the hotline for Trump’s re-election campaign.) Business as usual.
The second half of the presentation was much sportier and introduced the designer’s collaboration with K-Swiss. In contrast with the first looks, these pieces were bright with neon and pastel hues and featured an array of heavy branded graphic prints. Spiked leather bracelets and anklets gave some looks a heavier edge, which was emphasized with a range of spiked white sneakers.