Even though today is only Cuatro de Mayo, there’s no shame in getting into the Cinco De Mayo spirit a day early (I mean, it is Friday after all). But before you run off with the gals to hit your favorite cantina to do margs, mojis and tequila shots, plus shove your face into some yummy carb-loaded nom noms, why not take this time to brush up on the holiday on a more stylish route?
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, let us all take a mini fashion fête break and give big props to some of the latest designing talents coming from our neighbors to the south. From our brand new label crush on Alejandra Quesada‘s girly frocks to the smouldering ensembles from Alexia Ulibarri, these four designers should totes be on your fashion radar even after Cinco De Mayo is done and over with.
Browse through the slideshow above to get all the 411 on these south-of-the-border creatives!
After working for established designers like Isabel Marant, Tata-Naka and Alexander McQueen, Alejandra launched her own label back in 2006, is now bringing her girly runway designs to the States. We're especially loving her strawberry-covered knits for Fall 2012 that's giving us a flashback to our own childhood duds.
Mixing the traditional with the modern, Carla Fernandez definitely has a knack for incorporating Meso American clothing and geometrical shapes into her designs that are catered to for the gal that dares to dress different. We can't wait to see more "textile origami" combined with her use of body-framing cuts down the line!
Only using the finest materials and integrating various details, cuts and technologies to appeal to each girl's personality and body form, we love Alexia's old-meets-new vibe that creates a wholly new smoldering collection. Just about each piece is perfect to rock at the office and even into the evening for cocktails with friends.
If you're into corset-framed dresses as of late, then be sure to keep an eye on Sandra Weil. Her latest Fall 2012 collection was inspired by classic pieces from her grandmother's personal wardrobe, which sees a lot of monochromatic colors and tailored, clean-cut lines like whoa.