09 Oct

Hervé Léger by Max Azria SS14

Body art from Polynesia influenced the patterns of the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Other Polynesia-inspired collections : Céline by Ivana Omazic Spring/Summer 2009 (the motifs of this show were based on Polynesian tattoos), Christian Dior by John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (the Polynesian heroines of this show sported evening gowns in a color palette which was inspired by Paul Gauguin), Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2014 (according to Dean and Dan Caten, the set for this show was a « Polynesian paradise »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2000 Menswear (titled « Gauguin en goguette », this collection was based on the French Polynesia painted by Paul Gauguin), Monique Péan Spring/Summer 2011 (this jewelry line was influenced by the creamy colors of the paintings that Paul Gauguin made in French Polynesia).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Places


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16 responses to “Polynesia

  1. loralorapa

    October 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Très chic !!! J’ai de suite flasché 🙂
    Le genre de ceinture (ou la ceinture même 🙂 ) donne vraiment bien 😉
    Il manquerait peut être juste un pitit décolleté 🙂

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Merci !!! Moi aussi, j’adore la ceinture-corset qui apporte beaucoup de mouvement à la silhouette (c’est ce que je préfère dans cette sublime tenue) ! Et peut-être que pour la version vendue en boutique (parfois différente de ce que l’on voit sur le podium, pour la rendre plus “commerciale”), ils proposeront un décolleté plus profond ! ❤

      • loralorapa

        October 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

        hihi là ça sera juste parfait alors 🙂 🙂 🙂
        Je suis preneuse 😉

      • Fashion Mayann

        October 10, 2013 at 6:56 am

        OK, à ajouter alors à ta “wish-list” du printemps prochain ! ❤

  2. FreeUrCloset

    October 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Oooohhh, love the sexy, warrior princess on a prowl look … very entertaining body art 😉


    • Fashion Mayann

      October 10, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Thanks so much for another entertaining description ! This girl is ready to face the urban jungle (and she has the killer shoes to do it) ! XOXO

  3. whatwewear

    October 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    gorgeous dress and such a cool belt! Max Azria always designs the sexiest dresses, he clearly loves the woman’s body 😉

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 10, 2013 at 7:08 am

      He definitely does ! As much as I love this incredible dress, I’m totally crazy about the amazing belt, which reminds me of Alaïa’s magnificent corset-style belts (another designer who truly loves the woman’s body) ! XOXO

  4. syreniaimagery

    October 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Love it! Classic.

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 10, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Thank you ! You’re right about this : classic (and yet so sexy) !

  5. vintageattitude

    October 10, 2013 at 8:11 am

    That belt is to die for. Love it!!

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Thanks !!! It’s good to know that you love this masterpiece as much as I do !

  6. asword684

    October 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

    That’s beautiful !

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Thank you ! It’s beautiful just like the WordPress family is, so welcome (I’ve just checked out your new blog) !

      • asword684

        October 28, 2013 at 10:31 am

        Thank you ! As a Polynesian, I enjoy seeing my culture’s patterns and symbols out in the fashion realm. There are some unfortunately who do not appreciate the exposure nor do they take pride in the fact our culture has influence (regardless of how big or small) in an industry. I love your blog by the way. Fashion is such a unique and incredible art form. =)

      • Fashion Mayann

        October 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

        Thank you for the kind words ! It’s good that you have such a positive attitude. In 1999, Jean Paul Gaultier went to Polynesia for a French TV show (Paris Première’s “Paris-Modes”) and I remember how blown away he was because of the Polynesian women’s beauty and elegance !


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