We recently staged a photo shoot with several of our artisans. Many of the women wore their favorite huipils (traditional blouses.) These blouses are quite expensive and although they differ from town to town, they are created with beautiful weaving and embroidery. These pieces of clothing far exceed our simply colored collared shirts and sweaters.
For this particular exercise, the women modeled some of my favorite pieces which are designed in sophisticated colors with vintage buttons and coins. Here in the US, women typically don these pieces on neutral black and beige. I was surprised just how stunning these pieces look on bright traditional Guatemala clothing. What do you think? Does seeing these on vibrant clothing make you rethink how you might put together your own wardrobe? - ND