Streetwear label Akomplice teamed up with Mexican-American artist Nacho Becerra on a special “Mi Bandera” project showcasing solidarity and respect for Mexico and people of Mexican heritage living in the United States. Becerra created a custom flag blending traditional Mexican serape fabric with the stars of the US flag as a show of unity against the Trump administration’s general characterization of Mexican people and the proposed border wall.
“Portions of Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah all formerly belonged to Mexico. Tacos are one of America’s favorite foods, and Mexico is the most popular vacation destination for Americans,” the brand states on its website. “Nearly all of the US avocado supply is from our southern neighbor. Mexico is the world’s third largest purchaser of US products.”
“The flag represents all of the people that would like to be legal in this beautiful and abundant country.”
The flag–available for purchase on Akomplice’s website– is also featured on a selection of hats, hoodies and tees. Campaign visuals depict a range of people from various ages, genders and ethnicities as a nod to the melting pot that is the U.S. Becerra–a US citizen that immigrated from Mexico when he was 16– explains that the unique flag represents “all of the people that would like to be legal in this beautiful and abundant country.” Cop the lineup now at akomplice.com.