Mi Bandera Lookbook – Unity Not Walls

January 6th, 2019

Created in collaboration with Mexican-American artist, Nacho Becerra, Mi Bandera is a symbol of love, brotherhood and unity with Mexico. Standing staunchly against the border wall, ICE raids, separation of children from their parents, and the Trump administration’s general characterization of Mexican people, the Mi Bandera project aims to celebrate the confluence of two cultures by blending traditional Mexican serape fabric with the stars of the US flag. According to Becerra, the flag represents “all of the people striving to be legal in the beautiful and abundant country of the United States.”

In addition to the flag, Becerra’s art adorns a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, jackets and hats that were shot over the course of three days in Tijuana, San Diego and Los Angeles. The choice to shoot subjects of all ages, ethnicities and genders for the lookbook was intentional, as they’re representative of the diverse cross-section of those who love and support Mexico, its people, and its culture. Closeups of each person’s face and shoes and the wrinkles that adorn each symbolize our varied paths and common humanity. Rock the flag, show the world where you stand.

Mi Bandera is available on the Akomplice Webstore and at specialty retailers worldwide. View the entire lookbook here.

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