I was invited to direct a short fashion project with a fellow Mexican-LA- based production agency; a minute long fashion film for an all-Mexican leather goods brand. Being told that I should create a narrative that would encompass the vast diversity of my country’s culture, my mind immediately thought of Tlatelolco.
A place built upon historical convergence, Tlatelolco houses Brutalist Structures -representing the contemporary Mexico-, ancient Aztec ruins – representing pre-colonialism times- and a sixteenth century Church – representing the Spanish rule-, it’s a perfect synthesis of what today’s culture actually is. A weird yet perfect intermixture of idiosyncrasies.
I took my film camera to take advantage of such opportunity, as we shot the fashion film around 3 in the morning, we had the privilege of witnessing the sun rising and crawling up the many structures edifying this magical place called Tlatelolco.