THE FULL STORY:
My name is Fraser and I am the co-founder of MEXI.CLOTHING. Here's the long version of how and why I started the brand.
In June 2015 I took my first trip to Mexico, to visit my girlfriend, Natalia. Upon arrival in Mexico City, I was struck by its sheer diversity. The sprawling 20.4 million inhabitant metropolis has a diversity of wealth, culture, architecture and landscapes like nowhere else on the planet. It’s an incredible cultural melting pot, combining what we in Europe might consider “American” consumerism with “Latin” and “Hispanic” linguistic and religious tradition.
Mexico City has numerous style hotspots. Indeed there are articles which compare some areas to New York. (view here)
Being from London, areas such as La Condesa and La Roma remind me of Shoreditch (area in East London which takes its cues from NYC). It’s hard to get served a cold drink without it coming in a jam jar. Freelancers, designers, artists and foreign visitors often base themselves here. Polanco, further West, has the typical selection of high-end stores found in London’s Mayfair — Prada, Gucci and the like. Well-groomed families dine out here and take equally well-groomed dogs out to stretch their legs.
MEXI.CLOTHING was first conceived in late 2015 when Natalia bought me a t-shirt designed in Mexico. I thought that these designs would work well in the UK and Europe. It was then that I began to investigate importing them here. We really wanted to share them with people in the UK and promote Mexican design here.
Our branding was first brainstormed in March of 2016 by Natalia. It was put on hold for several months until I took another trip to Mexico, this time including a week-long trip to San Miguel de Allende. It was during this time that the concepts and logos were finalised and we produced our initial designs for the website.
We then searched all over Mexico to bring you the amazing brands you'll find on our website now. We reached out and made partnerships with them. Personally, Natalia and I aim to strengthen the connections between Mexico and the UK. We would love you to join us on the journey.
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