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Mexico City's New Vanguard

Though a beacon for Latin American youth, Mexico City's top designers seem to be taking growing up quite seriously, if the styles showcased at last week's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico are any indication.

Autumn/Winter 2012 looks out on the runway combined neutral-toned modernism with a vanguard edge as designers tended to opt for classic styles for the season.

Well-tailored suits in lightweight fabrics were accented with oversized yet delicate buttons. Shapely gowns gave off an aura of adult fancy not often seen in previous seasons in Mexico.

Combined, it appeared as though the city's designers were moving out of adolescence and into full-on career-focused mode with decidedly stunning results.

The shift felt around the world as designers have opted for more neutral tones for the season remained in practice in Mexico, as designers pared back on the brilliant oranges and blues seen in Spring/Summer collections, opting for taupe, black, and gray with just a hint of color coming from accessories.

It was a trend well-captured at local designer Lorena Soravia's showing, an event sponsored by DHL as part of our role as Official Logistics Partner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico.

Soravia, who now has her own eponymous label after more than ten years of working at labels such as G-Star Raw, created a number of liberal classic styles, pairing minis with high-necked military-inspired jackets to create a mature sophistication, a look that said, I've grown-up but not gotten old.

A fitting anthem for Mexico City as well as for its designers this season.

For more on DHL's role in Mexico's fashion industry, have a look at a case study of our work with Hugo Boss in the areaExternal Link.