4 FASHION TRENDS INSPIRED BY LATINO CULTURE
Floral embroidery is one of several distinctive traits in native Hispanic clothing, often appearing on the necklines of huipiles that are worn daily and for special occasions alike.
Huipiles are a traditional shirt style worn in Mexico and Central America, featuring floral embroidery, square necklines, and lightweight linen fabrics with boxy silhouettes. Embroidery is both a craft and an art for the women who wear huipiles, appearing in bold yarn dyes that pair seamlessly with hats, ponchos, and alpargatas
There’s no denying that the cold shoulder is hot, making its mark in 2017 as one of the most popular trends. But did you know that the cold shoulder (or hombros descubiertos) is also modeled after the Mexican peasant blouse? Partially influenced by the Spanish conquistador style and hot-weather climates, the cold shoulder is a perfect combination of practicality and style. Cold shoulders can be seen on long flowing dresses and blouses that pair effortlessly with long skirts or jeans.
Inspired by fiestas and dancing, ruffles (volantes) are an instant party hit in Hispanic culture. Traditional folk dances throughout Latin America take use of long, billowing skirts with vibrant ruffle hemlines. Other traditional dance styles, such as rumba and salsa, use the ruffle design to show off dancers’ moves and twists on the dancefloor.