RICHARD OLIVA FOR BUTCHERED DESIGNS

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There's nothing new about deconstructing existing clothing, but lately I've noticed a growing trend towards reappropriating classic styles and iconic images with an almost subversive DIY ethic and post grunge era edge. San Francisco based artist & designer Richard Oliva mixes comic book classics, rock-n-roll realness and political put-ons to correct effect. From a zombie-fied Captain America to a wishful melding of the Israeli & Palestinian flags, his rough & ready to couture collection aptly titled Butchered Designs is a fast food fashion treat without a lingering aftertaste. Check him out on Facebook under Richard Oliva or hit him up at oliva1969@yahoo.com where personal orders and special requests are not only his specialty but always welcome – WC

Johnny Nickson & Nicholas Gorham photographed by Walt Cessna NYC 09 

 

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