A lake of salt and color. Salado's Fashion film
Frida, a strong woman
Frida is well known with the phrase "I paint flowers, so they do not die", but Kahlo painted much more, portraying her soul, her pain and her hope in a masterly way.
For me, Frida has always been an inspiration, both artistically and personally. The disease never completely collapsed her and when it did, her resilience always shone. Already in my adolescence her history and influence helped me discover what my professional path and painting as a method of overcoming pain when scoliosis started to bother me (luckily today it is a vague memory).
I do not share anything with Frida's "flowerly" perception, an image that the media and publicity have fueled. She was a lawless, rebellious and provocative woman. From a young age she was transvestite to appear in family photos, questioning the role that women had in the world and always talking from the bowels. She silenced more than one who ventured to classify her or take advantage of what she represented, as she did with the surrealists and their dubious manifesto with which she never felt identified. And her interest and love for pre-Columbian and indigenous cultures is also a facet that has always accompanied me thanks in large part to her biography. It is precisely in honor of this part of her personality that I am fascinated that the name of the collection is inspired, in Naguatl, Chikauak, strong, as she was and how we are all, each in her own way.
Chikauak is a collection of angular shapes inspired by crystalline forms of mineral composition. Chikauak has already paraded with some French brands and with Andra Cora, its the second version of the capsule and it will be a permanent collection of the brand. You can see all the pieces available here.
It may be my inspiration, but Frida is not a muse, she is an artist "with all the letters". Perhaps her best known work is her paintings, but her gifts as a writer and poet are also important. Here are some that I find very representative:
Free from me
I leave you free, free from me
Free from my changing nature
Free of my crazy desire to love you
Free of my eagerness to take care of you like nobody
I leave you free
Free from my great protective love
Free from me completely
But I beg you not to come back, when you realize that no one can love you like me.
Do not come back please.
You deserve a love that wants you disheveled, with everything and the reasons that raise you in a hurry, with everything and the demons that do not let you sleep.
You deserve a love that makes you feel safe, that can eat the world if it walks from your hand, that you feel that your hugs are perfect with your skin.
You deserve a love that wants to dance with you, to visit paradise every time you look at your eyes and never get bored of reading your expressions.
You deserve a love that listens to you when you sing, that does not scare you.
You deserve a love that takes the lies, that brings you the illusion, the coffee and the poetry.