May 19, 2014

"Taller Flora" Book Review

Indigenous fashionI am reading Taller Flora - a book compiled by fashion artist Carla Fernández. I first became aware of Fernández's work on my recent trip to the East Coast when I took a day trip to Boston and visited Fernandez's fashion exhibit. Though it was a small show, it had a great impact on me. The exhibit was titled Carla Fern├índez: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community and explored how the traditions and techniques of Indigenous Mexican artists can be applied to modern fashion and styles.