If you have a younger brother or sister, grandchildren or simply you are incurable dreamers, you have surely seen Cars, the Pixar film became a true myth, especially for those who love the challenge and speed – and the cars (especially from race) are their emblem.
But it’s not just this: like many animated films, even Cars leads us to reflect on really important issues. When the protagonist Saetta (a flaming, young red race car) finds himself forced to deviate from his frenetic world to the boring Radiator Springs (a remote American city along Route66) he begins to realize many important things. In life it is not important to cross the finish line first. We must not forget the past. It’s necessary to have the strength to be slow and to be able to go back to simple things, just as the former (American) province used to be.
The myth of Route66 in a Brosway jewel
This desire to stop and look around to discover an authentic, new meaning of ordinary things came to mind also to Judith Cabrera, a young student of Miami International Univesity of Art & Design (MIUAD) who created the Worldhood collection together with Brosway, inspired by Graffiti Art and the things we observe every day in our daily lives.
The project was born thanks to a collaboration that Brosway realized with the American university creating a competition inspired by the brand for junior and senior students. MIUAD students who participated in the competition designed a series of 3 jewels (included rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings or ankle bracelets). And Judith’s winning collection today was produced and sold at the Brosway flagship store in Miami but also on the Brosway website.
It’s not just about design and creativity: it’s also the desire to encourage me, us, to go slowly and take a break from the frenzy. That’s why I chose to wear the steel necklace with black enamel finish with the famous Route66 sign. Because just as Sally Carrera says in the film looking at her beloved Route66 “The best is not arriving, but traveling”.