The Best Platform for Mexican Design Returns
By Jade Arroyo
In today’s world we suffer from a lack of creativity because globalization creates certain uniformity. It is a fact that design and creative ideas have to face the monsters of marketing, immediate consumption, and homogeneous trends.
Sat, Jul 16, and Sun, Jul 17
Centro Cultural Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 30
However, there are independent platforms that seek to give young entrepreneurs an open space and a voice to their proposals.
Bazaar of Alternative Design is such a place. There’s imagination and exchange and one sees artists and can interact with them. This is a place where energy flows. It is almost a rebellion to embrace traditional processes and country-made production in a world of mass production without respect for the rights of workers. By purchasing products from independent designers, you are helping to dignify artisanal processes, to promote fair trade, and to support the national economy.
The Bazaar of Alternative Design (Bazar de Diseño Alternativo) is one of the best platforms for the acquisition of Mexican design and for acquaintance with it. Since 2013, this event has taken place in various forums in the city and has brought together designers and young entrepreneurs from different states, presenting innovative products and new trends in design. It’s a fun space where art, fashion, design, and music converge. The best part about it? All is made in México.
The 16th edition will be held at the Centro Cultural Allende, on the grounds of the school of Visual Arts, a few blocks from downtown.
Not only will you find fashion, design, and high quality accessories, but there will also be tasty food and something for all ages and pets.
With the participation of more than 50 different brands, you will find creative people, designers, boutiques, manufacturers, buyers, and curious shoppers.
The Bazaar of Alternative Design will take place this weekend, July 16 and 17, 10am–6pm. Look out for the mojigangas (giant puppets) signaling the entrance.