Sofia Menchaca de la Cruz
The Mexican fashion industry is a platform for designers and models based in Mexico and Latin America to showcase their talent. There many young designers with an international vision in Mexico. Their inspiration comes from the sites, sounds, and aura of Mexico's people and natural landscape.
There are often a lot of real leathers and furs, which are highly valued in the region. Designers like Valencia and Ricardo Seco focus on neutral and dark color palettes, plentiful draping, biker jackets, moody shades and nature-inspired prints with a strong inspiration on minerals and rustic effects. There are also some heavy knits designed by Elena Gomez Toussaint, which are uncommon to see in tropical weather collections.
Le Prestige was able to meet a few of the up-and-coming Mexican models in one of Latin America's (and the world's) cultural, financial, and political hot spots: Mexico City. The models, reflecting Mexico's rich history, hail from different states in the country and have experience in Mexico Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week, and Manila Fashion Week, among others.
They are young, confident, and full of flavor, interested in sharing their homegrown talent with the world.
As part of a larger segment introducing Mexico's talent to the world, this is the first in many fresh and stimulating pieces.