New York fashion week has kicked off with their offerings of what will be hot for Spring and Summer 2012. I say all this with rolled eyes currently experiencing London autumn chilly winds and loco rain spurts, but never the less we will get our minds looking forward to the sunnier times. My eyes lit up with excitement and joy when I came across Mara Hoffman's ready to wear S/S 2012 presentation of her collection, 'Mara Mexicana'. I being a fan of prints, colour and many things Mexican whooped at this amalgamation of concepts that had resulted in this beautiful collection.
The prints are inspired by traditional Otomi craft work and embroidary, on my recent trip to Mexico earlier this year I had seen such prints adorning many craft stores and stalls. As beautiful as they are as hanging materials, blankets and other household items, it is really great to see how they have been worked to be worn in such an effortless way.
The collection continued on with gorgeous jumpsuits, skirts and shirts. All things that I would mind living in my closet (though already over flowing. Ooops.)
The accessories and hair too gave nod to the same theme. With jewellery provided by Holst+Lee it was was the perfect partnership as their rope and beaded necklaces and bangles completed the looks as well as the hair and beauty inspired by latina icon Frida Khalo.
The designer world has spoken, and prints and ethnic vibes are still in for at least another year, yipaaay for me! However, I feel as an accessible trend 'world prints' will never become completely unwearable as these are still popular choices for many people in their origin countries and cultural identities are being celebrated more and more in positive ways. Plus, it's colourful and fun and everyone loves a splash of that here and there, no matter who they are and where they are from.
Hmm...feeling slightly inspired now. Time to pop on a Mexican film, probably starring Diego Luna because he's guapo or maybe eat some Taco's. Decisions decisions.