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As the hot-off-the-press NYFW snaps suggest, eye-popping patterns and artful silhouettes are always no-brainers for street style stardom. Cue the printastic ponchos of Mexican designer (and now author) Carla Fernández, who's showcasing the colorful creations of her homeland via an exhibit and pop-up shop at 9th and Broadway in DTLA this month.
Dubbed "The Future is Handmade," Downtown pop-up features Fernández's printed ponchos, jumpsuits, and fringed jackets ($50 to $600 and up) inspired by traditional Mexican textiles with a modern edge, reports the LA Times. The designer tells the pub that the geometric design process is "very similar to the Japanese, which is why the Mexican huipil is so similar to the Japanese kimono."
In addition to Fernández's avant-garde wares, the space will feature handmade home goods and art by Mexican talents. (Check out a sneak peek below.) It's holding court at Red Desert's showroom (suite 600) Saturday, September 12th through Monday, September 28th; meet the designer at the pop-up's grand opening bash tomorrow from 4 to 7pm by RSVPing here.
Carla Fernández: The Future Is Handmade is open this Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 6pm, closed Monday and by appointment-only Saturday and Sunday, except for September 13th (open 10am to 6pm).