Fashion Designer Miguel Mesa Posada is Inspired by Silver Mines

 - May 16, 2014
References: trendland
The silver mines of Bolivia, which happens to be home to the richest ever known on Earth, is what inspired Miguel Mesa Posada latest fashion collection. Titled 'Potosi,' the name of said richest mine, it makes as much a political statement as it does a stylish one. Trendland writes, "The veins of color running through his clothes simulate the striated paths in open pit mining, which he deems as a scar on the land."

The quilt-like patterns that make up Miguel Mesa Posada's Potosi collection are made out of recycled fibers. An interesting choice of material, the designer reveals, "I home-dyed over 40 colors of a textile cotton waste and used PET to generate the headpieces."