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.
“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
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
Latitude traces the lines that connect cultures around the world, from globalization and international efforts to stall the effects of climate change to personal freedom and the refugee crisis. The new issue features contributions from acclaimed screenwriter and actor Brit Marling, award-winning journalist Behrouz Boochani, and visionary photographers including Jamie Hawkesworth, Charlie Engman, Pierre Debusschere, Max Farago, and more.