Ricardo Seco presented his Fall/Winter 2013 menswear collection “Alive” at Eyebeam gallery during New York Fashion week. This collection was inspired by the mix of cultures that coexist in his new surroundings in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The collection was sparked by both the Hasidic and Hipster communities that are present in Seco’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Seco mixed the strict dress code from the Hasidic community with the more relaxed, easy going and effortless looks of the Hipster community. During my interview Seco said: “I observed men who acknowledged and respected religion; who were in touch with music and art, along with the traditions… They were so different but where neighbors… I felt a deep respect for their culture. ”
Seco’s “Urban Orthodox” collection is made up of relaxed, oversized silhouettes in combination with leather, velvet, wool, cashmere, and cotton along with dark palettes of green, black and grays. Seco also did a wonderful job incorporating elements of his Mexican heritage while keeping each piece fresh and original!
Seco says his process of creating his collection was the “economy, and creating clothing of quality.” At the end of the show when ask how will he celebrate his collection and he said: “I will celebrate in an Americana hotel with all of my friends of New York and Mexico”
“When you believe you feel ALIVE”