Alexander Ayala is a self made Guatemalan designer, who has represented Guatemala at international fashion events such as El Salvador Fashion and London Fashion Week.
Alexander Ayala presents the "Babel" Collection inspired by Guatemala's public transportation buses and pop culture. The collection embodies the yearly migration of hundreds of used school buses from the United States to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repaint and resurrected into the brightly colored buses that transport Guatemalan citizens every day.
Babel does not pretend to represent a reality of the transportation situation. Babel portrays the poetic vision of the Guatemalan man, who even in a hostile and dangerous environment represents the beauty that is only visible to those who have walked in their shoes.
Available in: The Mayan Store + Stare Vie
Photos by Emmanuel García ©