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Jacket and belt Barragán, skirt custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester, boots ANT

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top Sánchez-Kane, skirt custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Jacket and belt Barragán, skirt custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester, boots ANT

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Jacket and belt Barragán, skirt custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester, boots ANT

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top Sánchez-Kane, skirt custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Jacket and belt Barragán, skirt custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester, boots ANT

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester

Freedom: Mexico

We asked creators around the world to interpret the meaning of latitude through the ultimate language of self-expression: fashion. The result? A global tapestry depicting modern-day culture and identity, woven together by threads that feel as universal as they do unique. Check back each week for a new installment of the series.

19°15′23.4″ N, 99°05′14.0″ W
Mexico City, Mexico

Photographs by Dorian Ulises López Macías
Styling by Ricardo Arenas

“The Panzudos and Mercedarios are people dressed in traditional costumes, masks of characters who show their devotion to the Virgin of Mercy by marching beside her at the traditional celebrations of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. The costumes are a symbol of sin: The fatter the costume and the scarier the mask, the more serious the person’s faults. I wanted to recreate these characters using garments from local designers, set against the backdrop of the dying Lake Xochimilco, which has been an important emblematic stamp of the indigenous culture and traditions of the region—inviting reflection about cultural and environmental neglect.” Dorian Ulises López Macías

Top Le Jesus, skirt and gloves custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester
Top María Ponce, skirt and suit custom-made by Ricardo Arenas and Guillermo Jester


HAIR Aldo EK MODEL Michael Topacio (Güerxs Agency) PRODUCTION Carlos Castellanos (In The Park Productions) PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT Alexis Rayas STYLING ASSISTANT Guillermo Jester SPECIAL THANKS Colectivo Creativo de Moda

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