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As a part of New York Week: Men’s designer Willy Charvarria presented his fall/winter 2018 collection dubbed “Believers” at Pier 59 Studios on Monday February 5,2018.

By Tai Chunn
Fashion Editor GBMNews
Photo Credit: Selwyn Tungol

Willy Chavarria was born in Fresno, California.  He studied graphic design at the Academy of the Arts with a concentration in commerce and arts before becoming a Fashion Designer.

Willy launched his label in 2015 after working for Ralph Lauren.

Willy’s rugged sensibility has a definite impact on his design. And yet you see the influences of luxury in the designs as well.

“WILLY CHAVARRIA’s FW18/19 collection “BELIEVERS” tells the story of longing for truth and human connection in a chaotic and dark digital age. With a renewed concentration on realism as seen through the use of his models, approach to styling, and graphics, “BELIEVERS” is as much a statement of the state of the world as it is a hope for our future.”

It has also been reported WILLY CHAVARRIA considers his clothing a way to connect personally with the feelings of today’s global citizens. The clothing is intended to be empowering and expressive in its approach to silhouette and fabrication. His concept blends the emotion of art and modern politics into a reactionary story of the human will.

Through collection there’s a visibly hard edge that speaks a strong message of anti-hate sentiment including bold statements about racial, economic, and sexual identity.