The third edition of Original Mexican Textile Art Meeting 2023 has opened its doors to lovers of crafts, fashion and Mexican culture, who will be able to get up close and personal with the creativity and talent of more than a thousand artisans from all over the country.
From November 16 to 19, the esplanade of the Miguel Alemán House of the Los Pinos Cultural Complex. It will become an epicenter of originality and tradition with the aim of promoting and preserving the historical and cultural wealth of Mexico.
The opening of the event became a display of color, where visitors were greeted by a display of the incredible diversity of techniques, designs and materials that define Mexican textiles.
One of the main attractions of Original 2023are the seven catwalks that will show the creations of master artisans from all over the country and an opportunity to explore different regions of Mexico dedicated to the production of fabrics.
From the embroidery of Chiapas to the wool garments of the Altos de Jalisco, each presentation is a journey through the cultural diversity of Mexico.
“We have created a new cultural policy that has to do with not being afraid to return to the origin and keeping our gaze on the contemporary and world vision. Cultural artistic expressions are united and they made us believe that they were separate.
“The textile masters originating from all regions of the country are our advisors. Original it’s a cultural manifesto that emerges as a forceful response to the plagiarism that some national and international brandshave made of the creations of the people of Mexico, which come from communities that have resisted hundreds of years maintaining their traditions, and who believe that they can take them as if they were an object, which I steal, replicate and put a label like if I had created it.
“This corresponds to a completely individualistic vision that passes over the community, of respect for those who have preserved this wealth that is twinned and woven into 68 languages, which arises from the earth, from conserving the elements of nature that allow us to dress ourselves and our home. That’s why Original 2023 arrives stronger, after having signed the Mondiacult declarationin which 193 countries signed to respect the rights of original towns“said Alejandra Frausto, Secretary of Culture of the Government of Mexico during the press conference held at the Palace of Fine Arts, where the details of the event were announced.
He said that from the embroidery of Chiapas to the woolen garments of the Altos de Jalisco, each presentation is a journey through the cultural diversity of Mexico that can be enjoyed in this creative encounter.
As part of its agenda, which highlights the dissemination of Original 2023the secretary met with figures from the fashion world, influencers and businessmen at a breakfast where he reaffirmed his commitment to spreading the value and respect for artisanal work and the cultural heritage of Mexico.
At this meeting, notable figures gathered such as Tanya Moss, Regina Dondede, José María Torrebusinessman Rafael Michathe former model Celina del Villaramong other guests.
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller points out plagiarism by Ralph Lauren in garments made by artisans from Tlaxcala
The creations of the artisans of Contla by Juan Cuamatzi, Tlaxcala, were plagiarized again by a major clothing brand.
On this occasion it was Ralph Lauren Corporation, American fashion company, who appropriated the original creations of artisans of communities from Contla, but also from Saltillo, Coahuila.
Through their social networks, Beatriz Gutierrez Müller accused the brand Ralph Lauren of plagiarizing garment designs from artisans from Contla, Tlaxcala, and Saltillo, Coahuila.
“Hey Ralph: we already realized that you really like Mexican designs, especially those made by ancient cultures that preserve the textile tradition,” says his post on Instagram.
“However, by copying these designs you incur plagiarism, and as you know, plagiarism is illegal and immoral. At least recognize it. And I hope you compensate the damage to the native communities that do this work with love and not for profit. millionaires,” he added.
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