Just added 2 new books to my Chicana/o book collection. Bought them yesterday at the #SoulerosBall . I sat and spoke with each one of these authors and the stories behind these books are powerful and inspiring. Support Chicana/o authors and artist!! Pick these titles up if you see them.
M&TC: Cholo Les Chic: The impeccable cholo look distinguished in Willy Chavarria’s (@newyorkwilly) 2016 collection.
SS16 WILLY CHAVARRIA With his roots in
the San Joaquin Valley of California, WILLY CHAVARRIA merges Chicano
street-culture with sophisticated men’s fashion. This seasons collection
is titled “Cholo Les Chic” offering oversized t-shirts with
back-pleats, drop shoulder topcoats and relaxed deep-pleated trousers.
Silhouettes are relaxed and cut with distinctly modern shapes. Details
include brooklyn made wooden buttons and Japanese swimwear fabrics. The
knitwear uses Pima and Tanguis cottons to offer the softest possible
hand feel. “The young cholos of California have always maintained an
impeccable style, “ says Willy. “The masters of the over-sized
silhouette, Chicano street style was created a look later borrowed by
skate culture and punk culture alike”. Now retailing in such
notable stores as Merci Paris and Estnation in Tokyo, the label puts
baggy white t-shirts and pleated chinos in a whole new fashion-light.