The Mexican designer Ricardo Seco took to a Chelsea hotel roof top this week to show off his new collection for New York Menâ€™s Fashion Week 2016. Dubbed â€śLIFE”, this Spring/Summer 2017 collection makes heavy use of prints and paste-Âlike colors to embody not only the designerâ€™s origins in Mexico, but also Secoâ€™s spirit of â€śalways looking forward, while remembering where I’m from.â€ť
The designer, clad in a simple outfit of a white tÂshirt, black jeans, and a leather jacket tied around his waist, seemed to be in all places at once; he was adjusting the clothes on models one minute and conducting an interview the next. His models stood stoically on a series of small platforms, one per, as eclectic house music blared from the rooftop poolâ€™s sound system.
His pieces were decidedly resonant of Mexico,Â for example, a pink neoprene sweatshirt with black palm tree print was just one of the many items in the â€śLIFEâ€ť collection. Such colorful designs stand in stark contrast with the New York stereotype of all Âblack outfits. When each designer was asked to create an emoji this year, Seco chose to have a white silhouette of Mexico within a big red apple Â representing, of course, New York City.
Overall, the presentation itself was curated impeccably and evoked the same emotion that Seco intended to convey with his collection. His pieces, illuminated by the late-Âafternoon sun on the rooftop of a MexicanÂ-owned hotel in Chelsea, were able to say without words â€śwhere I’m from and what I love.â€ť
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