Local Wearable-Art Brand Sindashi Recently Awarded
By Leonardo Yarto
Local wearable-art brand Sindashi was recently awarded for two pieces selected at “Muestra Mexicana de Moda” (Mexican Fashion Demonstration) in Barcelona, Spain. This brand, established in 2012, is inspired by the vast Mexican culture. Every piece is hand-made and hand-painted to create a unique and inspiring garment.
The first selected outfit, consisting of a dress and a cape hand-painted by artists Francisco Loyola and Rossana García, shows the Aztec Calendar Stone, also called the Stone of the Five Eras. The four squares surrounding the sun deity represent the previous suns that the Mexicas believed preceded the current one—the fifth sun—where the Nahuatl man will be born.
The second outfit, blouse and pants hand-painted by artists Paul Cesar and Alexis Luna, is inspired by the Huichol culture and portrays an eclipse. This society has been able to preserve its spiritual practices pristine. For them, the eclipse symbolizes the conception of everything by blending feminine and masculine attributes together.
This is the first time a company from San Miguel de Allende has been distinguished with an international fashion award. It’s an honor to congratulate the nearly 30 artists, dressmakers, embroiderers, and everybody who contributes to this fascinating team.
The selected outfits will be exhibited at the Centre d’Artesania Catalunya, June 16—July 21, 2016. For more information, visit sindashi.com.