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 …

Salvor Kiosk: Mexico

Salvor Kiosk, a New York-based concept store, always keeps things interesting with their rotating selection of goods sourced from foreign lands. Their past collections of objects from Sweden and Japan are delightful, straightforward objects, functioning as antidotes to over-design. The latest crop from Mexico includes a variety of inexpensive functional objects, like this notebook, set of erasers and box of rubber-bands, which all bear Salvor's …

American Apparel Mexico City

American Apparel threw a flea market-themed pre-party for its first Mexican shop last month on Mexico City's Masaryk Street (their take on the Champs-Elysees). The event launched a campaign by the Mexican photographer Napoleón Habeica who produced a series of images with the distinct American Apparel "everyday sexy" vernacular that make even me blush. (The one pictured here is the least naughty of the bunch.) …