Beautiful, bold and bursting with colour, Mexican textiles never fail to catch the eye and this Summer marks the first exhibition of the classic Mexican shawl - The Reboza.
Made famous in the 20th Century Culture by artist Frida Kahlo, we love Anupamaa Dayal’s modern-day adaptation. As she remarks, “I’ve always culled from history, but presented my clothes in a modern way,” says Dayal. “Frida embodied this duality in her personal style, and also represents women who are courageous in the face of any obstacle.”
Taking the old and constructing the new is an important part of all good design and here at Stuff of Dreams, we’ve often drawn inspiration from the ancient Mexican designs of Jorge Enciso to transform an empty wall space or doorframe into something special.
If you feel like adding some Mexican charm to your own home, then keep luck on our side with some Milagros and celebrate the ‘Day of the Dead’ in style like this drunk skeleton from Chido Bueno -
Or if you’re feeling really ambitious, create your own Mexican shrine - there’s plenty of inspiration out there, including this one from Breaking Bad.
But for a real insight into Mexican art, culture and heritage - head down to the Fashion and Textile Museum just off Bermondsey Street.
The exhibition runs from 06 June - 31 August 2014 and you can book tickets here - http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/made-in-mexico-the-rebozo-in-art-culture-fashion/
Maybe see you there.
Stuff of Dreams