Pineda Covalín

Pineda Covalin’s history begins in 1995 when its founders Cristina Pineda and Ricardo Covalin, were studying textile design and industrial design, respectively at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. When they started their community service in Yucatan, they went deep into the Mayan culture, which helped as inspiration to create a series of designs for scarflettes and ties with pre-Hispanic influences. Their first client was the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH for its Spanish acronym) which liked the idea of representing the Mexican history in textile designs. “Pineda Covalin is an invitation to travel through the pats of a Latin-American continent that sees the modern world through the eyes of their history, its traditions, its multi-culture, its ethnic multiplicity and its fertile imagination. It is also, a well-deserved tribute to the anonymous creators who reflected cosmogony in the fantastic designs that to this day and as symbols represent what we are now”. From the beginning, the objective of its creations was to dignify and spread the richness of Mexican culture; to encourage the national and international public to wear clothes inspired by the art of different ethnicities that can be worn in a sophisticated and edgy way. For that, we take as an example the work from the Huicholes and Tarahumara artisans, as well as the culture inherited by the Mayans and Mexicas.