If a break from the norm of the fashion world is what you seek, we have you covered. Here are seven Mexican designers with fresh, new, often outrageous designs that will help you with that never-ending conundrum of “what to wear?”
With brightly colored prints and a generous dose of irreverence, Roberto Sanchez’s newest pieces flow and float around your body. This former member of the brand TEAMO had no official training as a fashion designer and in fact has a degree in communications. He is known for creating with passion but not taking himself too seriously. Some of his pieces can be found in Mexico City’s Cañamiel.
This brand’s designers, Raul and Molo, take their inspiration from the Mexican streets and the country’s endless rainbow of colors. Their pieces have an eighties influence with embriodered sweater for both men and women and brightly colored, printed ponchos for every occasion. The pieces are unisex and the designers say they are trying to open people up to the idea that fashion isn’t just about status, it’s about expression.
Flowing and feminine, bold and beautiful, Quesada’s pieces delight the eye with combinations of strong solids and playful prints. This young deisigner was a winner at Fashion Forward in 2013 and took part in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico. She calls her style “naif” (naive) and dresses her models in cotton candy pink and sunshine yellow. She studied under Isabel Marant, Tat-Naka and Alexander McQueen and specializes in embriodery, knitting and textile design.
Ridiculous, erotic or whismical… whatever you call them these t-shirt with embriodered nipples on them (and now bags with embriodered nipples) will definitely make you stand out in the fashion world. Creator Jose Martínez says his pieces are about making a statement in regards of the censorship of female breasts (and nipples) in mainstreeam media.
One of the most aesthetically unhinged menswear brands in the country, Barbara Sanchez-Kane has no problem combining straightjacket like straps, with butt-revealing chaps and red knee-high socks… maybe not all on the same model. Her pieces are not exactly working-at-the-office appropriate, but they are perfect for letting out the misfit within. She has already been selected as an emerging talent by Vogue Italy and presented at PITTI UOMO, the Los Angeles Fashion Week and in VFiles New York Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2017.
Jackets, vests, oversized fabric roses and silk peasant sleeves give Cayetano’s style an intellectually dreamy vibe. Cayetano counts among his influences the artist Elaine Sturtevant and modern Mexican architect Luis Barragán. His pieces have a little more versatility than the others on this list — just unique enough to make a spalsh, just classic enough to wear to dinner with your parents.
Orozco’s show at the 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was all sheer androgeny and slick plastic. He has also won both first and second place at México Diseña by ELLE, winning an academic internship at Istituto di Moda Burgo, one of Milan’s most pretigious fashion schools. The almost galactic vibe of his pieces give each collection an edge of futuristic fashion thinking.