Akomplice has linked with Mexican-American artist, Nacho Becerra for the creation of a unique collaborative capsule, dubbed “Mi Bandera”.
Accoridng to the brand, Mi Bandera is more than a flag, shirt or collection, it’s a statement. In a press release, they call it “a symbol of love, brotherhood and unity with Mexico.”
“Standing staunchly against the border wall, ICE raids, separation of children from their parents, and the Trump administration’s general characterization of Mexican people, the Mi Bandera project aims to celebrate the confluence of two cultures by blending traditional Mexican serape fabric with the stars of the US flag,” Akomplice states.
Becerra adds that “the flag represents all of the people striving to be legal in the beautiful and abundant country of the United States.”
Akomplice takes Becerra’s interpretation of the flag and applies it to a selection of apparel, including T-shirts, hoodies, jackets and hats, which are showcased in photos shot over the course of three days in Tijuana, San Diego and Los Angeles.
The brand says they chose the subjects featured in the lookbook as representative of the diverse cross-section of those who love and support Mexico, its people, and its culture.
“Closeups of each person’s face and shoes and the wrinkles that adorn each symbolize our varied paths and common humanity. Rock the flag, show the world where you stand,” says Akomplice.
The Akomplice x Nacho Becerra “Mi Bandera” capsule is available now at the Akomplice Webstore and select retailers.