Mexico is an inexhaustible source of inspiration thanks to its beautiful and colorful scenes, and that's why Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera, decided to make a collection of cheerful and lively garments that reflects the soul of the Latin American country.
Resort 2020 It is the result of Mexico's influence in the fashion world in which the brand combined eclectic prints and innovative silhouettes to reflect the joy of living and vibrant energy of Mexican women.
In addition, the brand created a playlist on Spotify to complement the clothing and create the perfect atmosphere for a Latin party. It contains artists such as Los Polares, The Yetis, Plastilina Mosh and Celia Cruz.
Inspired by Latino parties, the Resort 2020 collection is a lively mix of bold colors and vibrant energy that finds its inspiration in the 1970 Carolina Herrera. Embracing this concept, our playlist is a collection of Latin American psychedelic rock. From the Brazilian style of Os Mutantes, to Durango (Mexico) with Los Dug Dugs. It is the kind of music that inspires you to surf in Costa Rica before making a stop in colorful Cartagena.
Despite its beauty, the collection has caused a stir among users of social networks that accuse the brand of cultural appropriation and ask to legislate the protection of cultural heritage as a collective right, beyond the economic benefit, and to recognize the work and authorship of indigenous peoples and communities.
Carolina Herrera is not the first brand to be accused of plagiarism. In 2018 Michael Kors presented a men's sweatshirt in his spring show whose inspiration was the artisan design of a typical Mexican folklore garment known as jargon. The annoyance escalated when it became known that the price of the branded sweatshirt was 20 thousand pesos, when in Mexico it sells for around 200 pesos.
Although the inspiration is evident, according to some organizations it is impossible to regulate the situation since the designs are not registered by the indigenous communities and, in addition, the fact that it is a collective and not individual art, hinders its protection.