Exploring Latin Fashion in the Real World

by Samantha Critchell


“There’s a myth that everything Latin American is in hot tropical colors, but they don’t exist in everyday fashion,” says Kimberly Randall, a curator of a new exhibit at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology called “Latin American Fashion: Exploring Identities on the New York Runway.”

The clothing of carnaval and celebrations is what is seen most often in the United States, that is not what the woman who is shopping in Mexico City or Sao Paulo, Brazil, is wearing, Randall says.

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