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Mexican designer Seco's collection inspired by New York and Shanghai

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New York, Sep 9 (EFE).- Mexican designer Ricardo Seco's "Power" collection for spring-summer 2014 features a fusion of urban and Asian fashions inspired by New York and Shanghai.

The New York-based designer rolled out his collection Sunday night at New York Fashion Week.

"With this collection, I am talking about that man and the cities that represent power in the world. I think it's time to tally up and take into account the best of those cities, even though they are on different continents," Seco told Efe.

Seco's work has been marked by collections that reflect the ethnic diversity of New York, such as a line unveiled in February that was inspired by Orthodox Judaism.

"Power personifies the man and the city that act with confidence on any occasion, the man who adapts to culture, who makes things possible, who leads a sophisticated urban lifestyle," the designer said.

Seco's collection features garments such as the traditional Changshan made from silk, pants and shirts.

The Mexican designer worked cotton, silk, cashmere and combinations of these materials into his sophisticated creations, which were unveiled at the Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, a non-profit tech center in Lower Manhattan.

Seco made his New York debut in 2012 after working for 10 years in Mexico, a country that continues to influence his collections.

"Mexico will always be present because I am Mexican. There is much art, much architecture, good food, lots of talented people in my country, and we are going to show the new Mexico because we have been stereotyped for many years," Seco said.

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