Sharing an extract and video by House of Villains – Fashion Blog, San Francisco:
Full article here: Explode La Mode: April 30th 2011
We had the pleasure of speaking with Frida Larios backstage in the dressing room. We were really excited to speak to her about the concept she applied to her garments. Frida has a long educational list, she has B.A from University of College Falmouth, a Masters from Central Saint Martins in Communication Design and she has been an instructor at London College of Fashion and Camberwell College of Arts. Her core discipline is graphic arts but she has effectively translated her new Mayan Cuneiform into exaggerated t-shirts. Frida designs her fabric cut outs on illustrator and has them cut out by laser. Her Italian trained seamstress sews everything together to create her new collection. She uses mostly cotton and silk dupioni and we thought the graphics and fabric cut out design were marvelous. She chose specific Mayan glyphs for each of her pieces but she added her little twist and changed the way the glyphs are seen. She did an amazing job translating her concept into pieces….the collection was unique and the use of the Mayan cuneiform for her inspiration was executed very well.