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“Falling Stars” Sweater

Designer Willy Chavarria American

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ISOLATION 1. The condition of being isolated (placed or caused to be alone or apart; cut off):

Mexican American designer Willy Chavarria’s recent collections are a commentary on immigration. Pieces embroidered with the phrases "No Human Being Is Illegal" and "Authentic American" reflect the fear and alienation experienced by immigrants to the United States. The "Falling Stars" motif on this sweater from the designer’s spring/summer 2019 collection presents a sense of hopelessness, a sharp contrast to the optimism of Ralph Lauren’s American-flag sweater.

“Falling Stars” Sweater, Willy Chavarria (American, born 1967), cotton

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