I have been somewhat (completely) obsessed with Mexico for years! I even have an “Homage to Mexico” room in my house. Love the bright colors, the primitive feel, the whole Frida Kahlo/Day of the Dead/guac for breakfast thing, so was in awe of this artist I discovered on Moda Operandi.


The designer: Since 2015, twenty-five-year-old Lucia Echavarria—the Paris-born, New York-based, Colombian designer—has been outfitting It-girls round the globe with her head-turning pieces.

This season it’s about: Bright, tropical colors inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead. “During my trip to Oaxaca, I became fascinated with the beautifully intricate altars that adorned the city,” says Lucia. Made especially for Moda, most styles are one-of-a-kind. 

The piece to buy: Every girl needs a “bijoux de tête.” First-timers should start their collection with a rainbow crown.

Her designs do not come cheap but WOW, what a statement. All crowns are hand made and most are one-of-a-kind pieces, crafted from pom poms, velvet ribbons, Mexican tin and other unusual bits and pieces. Note the “earrings” on the headpieces are made of the painted tin so typical of Latin America. As much as I love them, I could never justify owning one of these, but wouldn’t it be FUN??? Maybe a future DIY!

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