High fashion brand Equihua launches an overtly expressive and nostalgic line of acrylic jackets that combine cultural value with unmistakable aesthetic appeal. Albeit thick, the silhouettes are impressively lightweight and incredibly warm. The designs are directly informed by San Marcos cobijas (refers to 'blankets') and celebrate Latino culture.
Equihua's pieces sport patterns and fantastical graphics. From rosy and religion-referencing prints to magnified lion and desert sunset representations, the illustrations are deliberately tacky. The acrylic jackets ensure comfort and style through their cultural significance, material use and artistic representations.
Fashion designer Brenda Equihua affirms the excessive loudness of the pieces, but describes them to be "a sort of neutral-part of the environment [of a Latino house]."