Fashion buffs all know there are four fashion capitals in the world, New York, London, Milan, and Paris. So what if there was a fifth one coming? What we have been seeing lately is that there has been a serious rise in Mexico fashion recently that is shaking up the industry.
Since this has been on the rise lately and now that it has hit the radar; people believe it is going to be huge. Just in this past year Mexican designers have been getting the recognition that they need to emerge. Styles such as Mexican street style and Mexican boho influence have been circling in the market of US stores. Apart from other types of fashion lines, people believe Mexican style is unique because it reveals people’s personalities through the Mexican style they wish to wear.
Paola Quintero, a fashion coordinator at Elle Mexico explained that, “the mindset is changing,” Mexican designers are now setting new trends in New York and Paris. Even fashion week is showcasing Mexican creations.
Opening our fashion eye to different styles is always amazing, but Mexican designs rising so quickly has lead to controversy. As far as the Trump election, there has been argument that the only reason people are now supporting Mexican designs is because of the immigrant laws now implemented by Trump. It has been all over the news which already put Mexico in the spotlight. Suzzan Atala, a well-known Mexican designer, made the comment saying, “I know it sounds bad, but maybe it was a good thing. It’s going to make people realize how good it is to be united.” There is no doubt that the support for Mexico has risen because of this immigrant issue, but on the fashion end we question if this rise would have happened without all of the politics leading to it.
What is the real reason for this sudden Mexican fashion emerge, should we be prepared for the controversy that comes with it? What do you think?
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