28 Jun '12, 4pm

Ale Bremer's gorgeous upcycled jewelry uses Mexican iconography like loteria tickets and mercado bags for local color

Ale Bremer's gorgeous upcycled jewelry uses Mexican iconography like loteria tickets and mercado bags for local color

Her current collections include “Old & Found,” a celebration of the thing we abandon: buttons , soda cans, even bronze figures Bremer found in the city of Puebla in Mexico. “Mexican Finds” comprises iconic Latin imagery, textures, and colors that pay homage to the designer’s homeland. Most of the materials have a story behind them. A boot cobbler from Ciudad Juarez, one of the most violent cities in Mexico, donated the scrap leather, for instance. Salvaged pieces from a forgotten Mexican board game, reused mercado bags , and even bottle caps from local soda brands have a place in Bremer’s creations. Even the silver frames used in the line are a modern take on colonial pottery patterns.

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