Fresh out seeing HO99O9 live in San Francisco last night at the Independent (SEE VIDEOS), I was happy to find this inbox today.
NY based menswear designer Willy Chavarria and LA based performance sports-design and apparel company Brandblack, have come together to announce a limited capsule collection collaboration for Fall ’17 titled “Safe Words“. Brandblack and Chavarria appropriately decided to shoot LA based punk/metal/hip hop band Ho99o9 in a short video, directed by Blackrose, to announce the collaboration.
The collection is a merge of elegant technical fabrics and design detail with oversized silhouettes and high fashion styling. 12 masterful pieces embody the unique Brandblack approach to athletic clothing with the voluminous, haute street-style of WILLY CHAVARRIA. Wide leg pleated trousers and cropped fleece-lined jackets in slick, water resistant nylons. Cropped elastic waist trousers are paired with an oversized kimono style jacket with nylon webbing. There is a quiet storm of beauty without flash in the collection: A story that makes a strong statement through grace and simplicity, which encapsulates the overall philosophy of both brands.