“Do you know any gangsters in Mexico?,” Atsuhiko Mori, of WACKO MARIA, asked us on our first meeting in TK YEAR. “We want to sell to gangsters,” they clarified after noticing our perplexed expressions. This target audience isn’t unreasonable — WACKO MARIA’s distinct aesthetic leans heavily on Chicano culture, showcasing the duo’s appreciation for bold graphics and tailored-meets-casual silhouettes.