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Mexican Designer Ricardo Seco Is Harnessing The Power Of The Sarape To Give Fashion New Life

This is what happens when Mexican culture, American politics and fashion collide. Prepare yourself, you will have plenty of thoughts about it.

Fashion designer Ricardo Seco is giving the sarape a new place in fashion: New York Men’s Fashion Week.

Seco, who is self-taught, is a highly regarded fashion designer in Mexico and he’s been making a splash in the U.S.

You might remember Seco from his Huichol-inspired line of New Balance sneakers.

And now he’s re-interpreting the traditional sarape.

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Seco says he wants to bring traditional Mexican styles and colors to a broader audience.

To give his “Time” collection a unique feel, Seco decided to give sarapes a modern update.

Adapting and showing his culture is central to Seco’s designs.

This line has more than just sarapes to showcase Mexican culture. Seco also used Speedy Gonzales in his apparel.

You know, this dude.

Credit: Warner Bros. / Speedy Gonzales / jpoxxed / Tumblr

Seco’s idea to use Speedy Gonzales will definitely turn heads, as the cartoon mouse has been criticized by some in the U.S. for being a negative stereotype of Mexicans.

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And it isn’t a political, Mexican-inspired fashion line without Donald Trump making an appearance.

Credit: @secoricardo / Instagram

One of the T-shirts displayed features a caricature of Donald Trump with the caption, “I’m México. Who is Trump?”

Check out his line below:

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