Swiftly ascending as a modern capital of culture, cuisine and style, Mexico City just celebrated the 10th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico (aka Ciudad de Mexico Fashion Week or CDMXFW) in which a diverse cast of designers presented collections across the city, from the cloisters of a former 16th-century convent to the kitchen of the mid-century Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel. The dynamic energy and pronounced sense of cultural pride offered fresh perspective on the storied city, whose trendy restaurants (Rosetta and Huset are among favorites), world-class museums and contemporary architecture are bringing an increasingly cosmopolitan vibe. From modern and feminine to entirely avant-garde, here are our favorite labels from the fashion fest.
Favorites From Mexico City Fashion Week
One of Mexico's most exciting emerging talents, Kris delivered feminine day dresses and elegant evening wear featuring cheerful prints, luxe fabrics and dramatic appliqués. Shop the collection at Cooperativa Shop, an online destination for luxury Latin American design.
Known for well-tailored pants, bodysuits and dresses, the designer delivered an ultra-feminine collection ranging from playful pastel dresses to flowing silk chiffon separates to tailored silk prints (many inspired by Mexican tiles). Shop the collection via Alejandro's e-store and a soon-to-launch destination on Shoptiques.
With a detail-oriented sensibility, the designer hit a high note of trend-wise silhouettes and modern details. An entirely wearable collection of crisp whites and tropical prints, everything from tiered ruffles to delicate appliqués to fringe and macramé finishes were decidedly fresh. Shop the collection here.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the label delivered a host of bold, eye-catching prints. The ultimate attire for warm-weather getaways, flowing dresses, bucket bags and eyewear were bedecked in the brand's signature splashy hues—a particular standout being the asymmetrical tunic top pictured above. Shop the collection here.
With a distinct flair for artistry, Alexia pulled off the epitome of feminine with a trendy twist. Counting Emma Roberts and Adriana Lima as fans, her whimsical embroidery, ethereal fabrics and tongue-in-cheek messaging define the collection. Get in touch here for current collections (US e-commerce is coming soon).
For an edgier aesthetic, Mancandy offered a gender-neutral collection of streetwear staples from badass denim to gleaming sequins to carabiner-accented accessories. The show's finale? Designer Andrés Jiménez's debut single, "Dispuesto A Ti." Here, stay tuned for the soon-to-launch e-commerce shop.
Cool-girl style is the name of the game for this designer, who showed his energetic collection at New York Fashion Week prior to Mexico City. At once feminine and edgy, mixed prints, bold hues and modern silhouettes excite—not to mention It girls from MIA to Leigh Lezark have donned Roberto's designs. Shop the collection here.
From slip dresses to athleisure-inspired separates, the designer delivered casual-cool pieces (printed sweatshirts and footwear) with artistic charm. Watercolor hues imbue a festive ease into her comfortable yet stylish aesthetic. Shop the collection here.
Highly buzzed about designer Rio Uribe (a 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner) brought his collection to Mexico City for the first time (he's Mexican born), having previously shown at New York Fashion Week. A rainbow of cool-girl streetwear staples ranged from slip dresses to poplin shirting to hoodies rendered in a mix of sporty fabrics. More on the collection here.