This is my journey from Chicago to Mexico City, and how I found freedom through the entanglement of both places. This collection showcases the enlightenment within myself through the layers upon layers of colorful fabric allowing the wearer to move as freely and dynamically as possible. This collection is my family, the colors in Mexico City, our varying skin tones, and the histories we’re creating through our shared experiences. It’s a journey that illustrates the transformation I’m continually going through as I find out about myself and my lineage. I’m embracing the parts from Chicago and Mexico, as well as my friends and family. The usage of screen printing and layered fabrics symbolizes the clash between my Mexican and American heritage. In time they’re able to coexist, forming the community and identity I find safety in.