27 May

Balmain SS12























For the Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 Show, Olivier Rousteing mixed Mexico’s tailoring with Las Vegas’ glamour.

Other Mexico-inspired collections : Aime Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this jewelry line, Magali Pont took inspiration from the Mexico of Frida Kahlo), Bezem y Mailan (in 2012, for her line, Mai Lan took inspiration from Mexico and Frida Kahlo), Felipe Oliveira Baptista Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (collection based on the outfits of the Mexican wrestlers), Holly Fulton Spring/Summer 2013 (inspired by a Mexican beach, in the ’60s), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1998 (« Homage to Frida Kahlo / Hommage à Frida Kahlo » collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2010, Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced by the female artists who lived in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti), Lulu & Co Studio Spring/Summer 2012 (capsule line inspired by Lulu Kennedy’s trips to Mexico), Mars Loves Her Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection, presented as part of French « ELLE » Fashion Lab, took inspiration from Mexico’s colors), Maya Hansen Spring/Summer 2013 (this Frida Kahlo-inspired collection references Mexico via « skulls » and « watermelons » prints), Moschino Spring/Summer 2005, Paul & Joe® Spring/Summer 2012 (the imaginary muse of this collection rode her motorbike from the Southwest to Mexico), Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2013 (in part), The Lake and Stars Spring/Summer 2012 (similarities between ’50s Mexican conventions and style, and those of the Mexico of 2012), Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2012 (inspired by Mexico in the beginning of the 20th century), Vena Cava Spring/Summer 2013 (inspired by Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock’s trips to Mexico, in the ’80s), Victor Dzenk Autumn/Winter 2007-2008.

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8 responses to “Mexico

  1. Craig Lawson

    May 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    gorgeous x

  2. Fashion Mayann

    May 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    It’s absolutely intricately gorgeous ! XO

  3. FreeUrCloset

    May 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful, not overly flashy, but very artsy, and that belt is totally “Vegas Elvis” style. Fabulous!

    XOXO Nensi

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 28, 2013 at 6:58 am

      So happy that you like this tremendously fantastic piece, and that you paid attention to this gorgeous belt ! XOXO

  4. dannadesigns

    May 28, 2013 at 5:44 am

    This look is incredibly beautiful! Great post!

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 28, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Thanks luv ! It’s amazingly exciting to publish something that you love and to have such sweet and interesting comments !

  5. thelaststraggler

    May 28, 2013 at 10:42 am

    This is stunning but wouldn’t expect any less from Balmain;

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Thanks ! Each season, our expectations are high but Olivier Rousteing never lets us down !


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