Mexican designer’s henequen fiber clothes buck quickly-style craze

Guadalajara, Mexico, Jan 17 (EFE).- Mexican trend designer Lydia Lavín on Tuesday offered her spring-summer selection “La finca” with garments designed with the organic fiber of the pre-Hispanic henequen plant and embellished with Mayan embroidery in a show that opened the Intermoda good in Guadalajara.

The clothes spotlight the splendor of the crafts of the southeast of the place and the significance of enduring styles and haute couture in a entire world of fast vogue, the designer advised EFE.

“Right now the difficulty of globalization that is declining in the perception of rapid vogue, [is an] crucial factor – folks want to know who built their garment, what background it has, who they are serving to and that you are not polluting, and we are tuned into that,” she reported in an job interview.

The jackets, add-ons and footwear in the collection were being built with henequen, an agave plant deemed “Mexican green gold,” the fiber of which was utilized in pre-Hispanic Mayan communities and remained an element that gave id to the state of Yucatán, wherever it is utilized in clothes and classic hammocks.

To do this, they collaborated with a farm that has developed and exported henequen since the 19th century to revive the function of this plant from its sowing to its transformation into threads and ropes.

Lavín labored with 160 artisans from the Yucatecan city of Maní who manufactured the embroideries that embellish blouses, skirts, dresses, bathing suits, shawls and jackets with ancestral techniques blended with much more present day things this kind of as gold thread, beads and sequins.

“It is telling a minor about Mexico, inviting people today to go to Yucatán, but also to get the Mexican item at the rear of which there are lots of artisan hands that make this work probable,” claimed the designer.

Lavín, who has revived embroidery from other Mexican regions, designed the clothes encouraged by the daily life of personnel on the henequen haciendas in the 19th and 20th generations and the garments they wore to have out their do the job.

The assortment highlights uncooked colors by combining them with blues, blacks, greens and reds in clean parts with necklines and collars that leave the shoulders uncovered.

From Jan. 17-20, the 78th version of Intermoda brings jointly 600 exhibitors and 21,000 consumers in the vogue industry from 18 nations. The program includes manner shows by Mexican and international designers as perfectly as conferences. EFE