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Willy Chavarria's Fashion Film Captures the Stress of American Life

Willy Chavarria

 "Nobody Knows I'm Here." 

Queer Chicano designer Willy Chavarria makes fashion for real people, as shown by his recent fall '17 and spring '17 collections. "All my clothes are inspired by the streets," he previously told OUT, so it's no surprise his latest film is rooted in distaste for Trump's America--a climate that's aggressively affecting the marginalized people Chavarria designs for.

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Called "Nobody Knows I'm Here," the designer's visual for spring '17 was created by Michael Cho and Mario Nicholas Torres, and features glitchy, technicolor footage of models wearing his new collection. The project serves as an abstract response to the most recent presidential election with its anxious, fast-faced cuts and trippy, overwhelming effects.

Beyond the title, which alludes to the erasure of QPOC in Trump's America, Chavarria's new video is packed with messaging on clothes--a red circular pin reads, "I need love," while a white t-shirt proclaims, "Dirty white boy," in stark black font. Check out the New York-based designer's existential short, below, and shop all the clothes modeled, here.

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