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Global Prints; Mexicana
This summer sees the arrival of the Frida Kahlo exhibition: Making herself up, at the V&A museum. The exhibition runs from now until Sunday 4th November 2018,Tickets on sale here. Where you are invited to "Experience a fresh perspective on Kahlo's compelling life story through her most intimate personal belongings". The exhibition is deeply personal, with a heavy focus on the clothes, prints, fabrics and colours Frida chose to adorn herself with. The collection has been locked away for over 50 years since Kahlo's death and the pieces have never been shown outside of Mexico.
Frida's life was an extraordinary one, marred by serious illness, an unstable fiery marriage, politics and revolution. This exhibition is a testament to her resolve, suffering and spirit; certainly a one to catch.
In homage to the V&A exhibition it seems that home interiors are hot on the heels of all things Kahlo.
Graham and Greenhave an extensive collection of Kahlo printed chairs, textiles and artwork in their new summer Mexicanacollection.
Hilary&Flow are stocking a range of beautiful geometric Kahlo prints in sizes ranging from A1-A3, which are a relatively inexpensive way to incorporate the New Mexicana vibe into your home without a huge financial outlay or commitment to change the look of a whole room. If you already have a gallery wall going, throwing a colourful Frida print into the mix it will bring a welcomed shot of summer (try saying that fast!) into your home.
I think the one thing to remember when trying to incorporate the latest trends into your home, especially when they are s bold as Mexicana, is to not over do it. You want to think subtle pieces here and there and not theme restaurant. No-one wants to enter your home and get deja-vu of being in Chimichanga. Try adding an accent chair adorned with Mexican print in your dinning room, a small Frida painting in the hallway or Mexican tiled mirror in the bathroom. Alternatively you could play around with the Mexican colour pallet, sequencing reds, oranges, greens, blues and yellows into a space of your choosing, thus giving the feel of Mexicana without the bold statement that print provides.
What do you think about the New Mexicana Vibe? I'm a big Frida fan and have commissioned a Kahlo print chair for my office which I will be writing about once it arrives. Will you be embracing Mexicana? Do let me know in the comments section, I would love to know how this trend will be fitting into your home.