Inspired especially by squares, Fernández loves the geometry of many traditional garments that are formed from simple shapes. She believes the true haute couture of Mexico is made in the highlands. “For me it is very evident that some of the most well-dressed men and women in Mexico are in the indigenous community. They dress so beautifully and daring with colors, shapes and the silhouettes. It comes very natural to me as a fashion designer to mix these worlds together.” For Fernández, tradition does not have to be static. A surprising example of traditional craftsmanship being transformed into fashion, her stackable wooden bracelets are shaped with the same techniques used to carve molinillos, the wooden whisks used to make hot chocolate.
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