Fabric collection inspired in Oaxaca’s context

Published on October 20, 2015

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Diario is a project that search for everyday objects from all around Mexico.
Mexico has a lot of tradition in making fabrics and that is why Moisés decide to travel to Oaxaca, there he met Felipe and José, they are two of four brothers that has the business of making fabrics since they were kids, he met them in their workshop in a lonely neighborhood.

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Felipe showed him how the machine works, the limitations of them, the colors they have, the type of object they make, he thinks there is a good chance for rethinking and to produce a lot of beautiful fabrics with them. The excess of colors and combinations of them is notorious in their actual products.

Is amazing how people paint their houses in Oaxaca, people is not afraid of color.

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This fabric collection was inspired by Oaxaca’s context, the sky, typical costumes and how the houses are painted with two beautiful colors in their facades.
The collaboration between the two craftsmen and Diario end with the creation of a small collection of tableclothing and napkins.

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This project started as his master diploma at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland and was developed in three different and contrasting towns in Mexico, the curatorial exercise will continue while Diario continues traveling, redesigning and adapting more objects and techniques that are popular among Mexicans.

Moisés Hernández


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