Mexican-born Designer’s Statement to President Trump
Mexican-born fashion designer Ricardo Seco had something to say to President Trump at the launch of Men’s New York Fashion Week last night, Together…we are better. In what seemed to be a timely fashion statement at the W New York Downtown Hotel and Residences presentation, Seco presented his Juntos/Together collection featuring layered global fashions capable of spanning across boarders and sexes. Showing the clothes on both young men and woman to underscore the inclusiveness, the collection reflected many of the top trends currently making the rounds within the industry, including: collegiate-inspired casual sportswear, leather, silk and wool fabrications, wide-leg flood-length palazzo pants, paper bag waists and the playing of over-sized and small extreme proportions on the body. Perhaps not the most avant-garde presentation, the clothes are interesting and wearable. Pieces played off Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan but added words of inclusion. The predominately black collection’s brightest points where full-length, 1983-inspired wool jackets with large lapels and over-sized proportions. The key piece and focus of the collection was a large wool jacket in the color of the Mexican flag with the appliqued and embroidered words “PROUD IMMIGRANT” on the back which sums up Secos thoughts and perhaps most of the room’s attendants given the current political climate.