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Release: 20th September 2022

Concept: An exploration of the diasporic experience as something visceral, transformative and violent.

How do you reinvent yourself in a new context without losing your identity? This is the question that permeates ANCIELA's SS23 collection as designer Jennifer Droguett sets out to re-develop Latin American symbols inspired by Latin Soul, Salsa and Mambo costumes infused with graffiti art.

The collection aims to break stereotypes and pay homage to the iconic and controversial Divas of Latin music from the 60’s such as Celia Cruz, La Lupe and Carmen Miranda

Making allusion to the collection concept, "Ode To The Papaya" explores the journey of reinventing yourself without losing your identity through a series of symbolic vignettes working in tandem with the collection inspiration.

Through a combination of visual poetry, sonic cues from the Latin American divas and movement, the film delves into four chapters subtly connoting the journey of a person’s diasporic experience from: Origin, Departure, Estrangement and Reinvention.


Production Company: Revolt Media

Produced & Directed by Edward Heredia

Creative Direction: Jennifer Droguett Espinosa

Co-Produced by Paige Fisher


Francia Moreno Prado

Naomi Zaragoza

Elizabeth Salazar

Yas Yunqueira

Movement Director: Lu Greco

Director of Photography: Sam Donvito

Director of Photography: Sam Donvito

1st AC: Paige Fisher

Steadicam: Tom Colli

Gaffer: Tupac Caroll

Street Art by VaneMg

Styling: Patricia Machado

Hair: Mayuko Nakae

Makeup: Dan Delgado

Makeup Assistant: Rita Nieddu

Set Design: Juliana Caviedes

Shoes by Charlotte Hogben

Editor: Josh Homer

Music, Sound Design & Mix: Mateo Urbano

Colour Grading: Lucrezia Pollice

Casting & Graphic Design: Jennifer Droguett

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