In “Dances and Ceremonies”, Carla Fernández puts together the craft and ideas of 11 different indigenous and mestizo tribes around Mexico, presenting the brand’s Spring Summer 2017 collection. She explores the numerous festivals in the Mexican calendar celebrated by neighbourhoods and communities, which are marked by unique religious rituals and beautifully thought-out costumes. This was a completely immersive sensory experience of her country’s culture – native art is woven into the moving tapestry of the event, through movement and textile.
Instead of the usual catwalk, dancers performed a unique, specially created choreography by Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell, ex-dancers from the Merce Cunningham Company. Guests were able to appreciate the beauty of the handwork, the rustle of the skirts and the sheen of the light upon the fabric.