According to Vice magazine, Colombianos’ signature haircut “draws inspiration from American hip-hop, Puerto Rican reggaeton, and depictions of Aztec warriors.” (Stefan Ruiz/Vice magazine)
It’s another tale of a Latin subculture growing slowly and getting stronger. The photograph above belongs to a Vice magazine article featured on their March issue, but in recent weeks many of the pictures of so-called Mexican Colombianos have surfaced in social networks, with people wandering what they mean. To ease things a little: These are young people from Monterrey who have embraced cumbia, traditional Colombian music, and through a rough mix of fashion, violence, poverty, and teenage rebellion they now identify themselves by means of their appearance –and their music.
Then there is the where did this come from and what is this passage:
The most important aspect of Colombiano fashion is its signature haircut, which draws equal parts inspiration from American hip-hop, Puerto Rican reggaeton, and ancient depictions of Aztec warriors,” Loyola writes in the original Vice article. But as to who started the trend, Loyola has no answer. “We asked lots of people,” he told Univision News. “And there was always misleading answers. So in the end it’s safe to say it started out in the streets.
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