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[Sep. 2nd, 2008|11:22 am]
Momus' latest entry (mainly the bit about Cocue and the mongols) made me think of Mexico's hipster scene pride and joy Alejandra Quesada who appropirated some pieces of clothing that are traditionally worn by mexican indigeonous groups for her spring collection.

I think only the most liberated, or oblivious, mexican hipsters (or foreigners who would deem this fashions exotic) would wear this without irony, because we as society, despite official discourse saying otherwise, try to distance ourselves from the marginalized indigenous people who are still widely perceived as ignorant and a bit of a curiosity, and while Alejandra Quesada has very laudably found inspiration in the not so obvious (in mexico everything is an emulation of things happening elsewhere, be it in music, art or fashion), I think this is actually feeding the idea that indigenous people are a curiosity, it is still romanticizing them.

But don't get me wrong, I think her designs are lovely.

[User Picture]From: risadeleche
2008-09-02 04:54 pm (UTC)
creo que los diseños son preciosos y si que los llevaría, pero es muy interesante eso que has comentado de los indígenas. podrías explicarme algo mas?
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[User Picture]From: squirtlle
2008-09-03 03:26 am (UTC)
if this is what the hipsters are wearing in mexico, i have to say, your hipsters are a lot better off than ours here in the united states.

i would love to wear those styles anyday.
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[User Picture]From: notapunk
2008-09-03 02:48 pm (UTC)
not really
only the really cool, fashion forward ones...

the rest just look like they were taken from the cobrasnake

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