Architectural Clothes: Interview with designer Nahum Villasana

by Ezra Natalia A normal work day for Nahum Villasana, the man behind Architectural Clothes, lately includes waking up before six in the morning to make it to his day job teaching English at an elementary school in Mexicali, Mexico. After the school day ends at three, he goes back to his house to start working on clothing designs. He often knocks off at around …

DFC Design: Sexy Robot Super-Universe

DFC is a Mexico City based product design studio comprised of Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua. The pair relocated to Mexico after an extensive tenure in New York (Tony working in art direction and journalism, Maurice in painting) with the intention of opening a boutique hotel or bar. Traveling the countryside, they quickly discovered a wealth of regional artisans and soon shifted their focus to …

Santa Muerte Summer 2007: Renegados

While often accredited to '80s punk nostalgia, the lingering obsession with skulls in fashion also owes a debt to Mexico's Dia de los Muertos traditions. It's that Mexican heritage that fuels Santa Muerte's latest line of tees and jackets. Their summer 2007 collection is called Renegados, and features motifs like snakes, Frida Kahlo, religious icons, Aztec headdresses and Zapatistas. The designs stay coherent with symmetry …