Embrace Anti-fashion at the Bazaar of Alternative Design
By Jade Arroyo
The anti-fashion movement aims to ignore mainstream trends and focus on independent elements, creating a more utopian vision of the act of dressing and, therefore, of consumerism.
Bazaar of Alternative Design San Miguel
Sat, Oct 31, and Sun, Nov 1
Centro Cultural Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 28
This phenomenon is articulated by young designers and artists who have sought to change the conventional discourse of the design industry and have been able to escape it by highlighting an obvious truth: economy has been given precedence over creativity.
The sparse attention to detail and textile craftsmanship in fashion has led to its nearly absolute extinction, partly due to outsourcing. And the rush for cheap fashion (made without ethics) is teaching the young generation that fashion has no value. The result is the destruction of the culture of fashion and design.
This time is a breaking point an opportunity to invent new ideas and approach the future with a fresh look. The most important thing is that people believe in the magic of fashion again, that consumption is slowed to support independent designers, and that the obsession for trend disappears.
For over two years and 11 editions, the Bazaar of Alternative Design has remained faithful to this philosophy, showing the work of more than 100 brands that embody the best of the emerging design in a variety of products: fashion, footwear, furniture, lighting, fabric, designer jewelry, art-objects, photography, illustration, painting, textile art, and book-binding, among others. It has showcased designers from San Miguel and other cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Veracruz, Leon, Guanajuato, and Queretaro.
This October 31 and November 1, the Bazaar returns in its 11th edition at the Centro Cultural Allende. All are invited to catch this opportunity to see the new work of these designers.
Throughout these two years of work, we have been fortunate to work with talented illustrators and graphic artists for the bazaar poster, such as Mosqueda (Karina Machuca), Marianna Lescano, Myrna Camacho, Fabian Fuentes, Antonio Ruiz, and Karen Ocampo.
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Bazaar of Alternative Design
Our mission is to promote and extol design products made in Mexico and the work of emerging designers and to promote fair trade, sustainability, and social responsibility and provide a forum for Mexican independent artists.
We want to invite artists and audiences to join the movement of conscious consumption and national design and any creative project with a proposal for innovative design and to create a forum for contemporary artistic expression and contribute to the creation of a new public of educated consumers.