Eduardo Lucero, favourite fashion designer to Hollywood starlets such as Eva Longaria, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez has unveiled his latest collection, commissioned by HSBC Bank at Durango Fashion Week.
With a brief to bring staff uniforms up to date to reflect contemporary styles and issues the range pays homage to Mexican drug cartel culture and money laundering.
The designer said, "In order to dress a current bank employee, you must understand their sensibilities, strengths and aspirations. HSBC has been ‘livin’ la vida loca’ by crossing the boundaries of morality and dicing with death in its financial dealings and my collection hopefully reflects this." Reports that a drug related shoot out at the Durango fashion show left three male models and one female model dead are so far unsubstantiated.
For male HSBC employees Lucero has introduced a subtle range of sombreros and ponchos with matching accessories including gun belts and Zapata moustaches. For female employees he has designed a cheerful take on a Mexican peasant dress complete with a secret cocaine pocket and a hand beaded tequila shot belt.
Although the new uniforms come with a hefty price tag of $3000 each shareholders have been pacified as HSBC will be meeting the costs by armed raids on dormant bank accounts.
Tracy Dewhirst of HSBC Bank in New Street Birmingham said, “I’m really chuffed with the new uniform, it will make a change to have a hold up on my side of the counter.”
On hearing that Branch manager, John Stigwell was unavailable for comment as he was taking a siesta under the office cactus plant, HSBC chairman, Stephen Green said "Heads will roll, literally."