Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SS21: A journey through Mexico
Hello loves! How are you? Here’s the first part of what’s been happening with MBFWMx and the Spring-Summer 2021 collections. Don’t miss this post!
By Andy Ochoa / Photography: MBFWMx
October 5th, 2020
After the digital edition of MBFWMx in April of this year, Fashion Week in Mexico has started with a hybrid format, in which there will be both face-to-face events – under the relevant security measures – and digital content.
This hybrid format is presented as a “journey through Mexico”, to support fashion, culture and tourism, as well as the creative industry throughout the country, and is expected to close in Mexico City from October 14 to 17.
Thus, the opening of this edition began in August with the presentation of Colectiva Concepción in Jilotepec de Abasolo, to continue in San Miguel de Allende with Carla Fernández and in Guadalajara with Alfredo Martínez, Benito Santos and Julia and Renata.
Here are the details of each presentation!
The new collection from Colectiva Concepción was presented on the stage of a distillery in Jilotepec de Abasolo, under the motto of preserving Mexican textile traditions, so most of the designs feature embroidered and frayed blankets, as well as embroidered and degraded linens.
The “Sábado de Gloria” collection by Carla Fernández is a creative collaboration with Leonardo Linares and was presented at the Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende. With vibrant colors and signature graphics from this designer, this collection represents a rebirth as a society.
Inspired by the black and white photos of Helmut Newton, the collection of the Guadalajara designer Alfredo Martínez takes up the glamor and femininity of this photographer’s images to capture them through iconic pieces such as designs with shoulder pads, skirts with deep necklines and dresses with pleats, in shades like white, black and satin pink.
Taking agave as inspiration, Benito Santos presented his collection at the Rotonda de los Jalicienses Ilustres, based on the textures of the agave cut as prints on light fabrics. Unlike other collections, these pieces are ready-to-wear, without neglecting details such as local fabrics with embroidery, thick fabrics and head bandanas.
Julia y Renata
Julia y Renata presented their collection “Las voces tejen” inside the Cerámica Suro factory, as a tribute to this difficult art of the loom. Divided into two color blocks, oranges with pearly grays and black, this collection has the hallmark of these designers: structured shapes in almost perfect balance with the swaying of fabrics that fall in straight lines.
Which one is your favorite collection?