FASHION

Exclusive: A Closer Look at Second/Layer Spring 2017

Written by Emilia Petrarca
Photographed by Katie Thompson

Photo by Katie Thompson. Grooming by Joshua Barrett for V76 by Vaughn at Next Artists. Models: Dillon Westbrock at Wilhelmina Models, Nathaniel Dam at DNA Models. Photography Assistant: Alexandra Genova.

“Our inspiration has always been our friends, the street, and the culture around surfing and skating,” said Second/Layer co-founder Joshua Willis before New York Fashion Week Men’s. “Growing up in Los Angeles in neighborhoods that were predominately Mexican, we took styling inspiration from the playboys and suavecitos — they’re always put together, hangin’, talking to the ladies.” Together with his longtime friend Anthony Franco, the design duo hailing from Venice Beach, California presented a seductive Spring 2017 collection of impeccably tailored ready-to-wear made with luxury materials. It takes a lot of effort to make garment look and feel truly effortless, and these guys pulled it off. See every detail up close.

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Photo by Katie Thompson. Grooming by Joshua Barrett for V76 by Vaughn at Next Artists. Models: Dillon Westbrock at Wilhelmina Models, Nathaniel Dam at DNA Models. Photography Assistant: Alexandra Genova.
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Photo by Katie Thompson. Grooming by Joshua Barrett for V76 by Vaughn at Next Artists. Models: Dillon Westbrock at Wilhelmina Models, Nathaniel Dam at DNA Models. Photography Assistant: Alexandra Genova.
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Photo by Katie Thompson. Grooming by Joshua Barrett for V76 by Vaughn at Next Artists. Models: Dillon Westbrock at Wilhelmina Models, Nathaniel Dam at DNA Models. Photography Assistant: Alexandra Genova.
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Photo by Katie Thompson. Grooming by Joshua Barrett for V76 by Vaughn at Next Artists. Models: Dillon Westbrock at Wilhelmina Models, Nathaniel Dam at DNA Models. Photography Assistant: Alexandra Genova.
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Photo by Katie Thompson. Grooming by Joshua Barrett for V76 by Vaughn at Next Artists. Models: Dillon Westbrock at Wilhelmina Models, Nathaniel Dam at DNA Models. Photography Assistant: Alexandra Genova.