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Sailor Jerry

Maison Martin Margiela Couture SS14

Sailor Jerry’s tattoo designs have influenced 2 shell tops in the Maison Martin Margiela collection Artisanal Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni



Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Art


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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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The Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2012 Show was a tribute to tattoos.

Other collections with tattoos : Celine by Ivana Omazic Spring/Summer 2009 (Polynesian-tattoo motifs), Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer 2009 (anchor tattoos), Dior Spring/Summer 2004 (tattoo motifs on leotards and stockings), Ed Hardy (since 2004, this brand designs accessories and clothes which are based on Don Ed Hardy’s tattoos), Elsa Schiaparelli (she was the first designer who created tattoo prints that were inspired by the sailors’ tattoos), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring/Summer 2007 (tattoo prints influenced by tribal paintings), Gucci by Frida Giannini Resort 2009 (rose tattoo motifs), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1994 (« Les Tatouages / The Tattoos »), Julien Macdonald Spring/Summer 2012 (dragon tattoo motifs), Puma by Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (the Maori tattoos inspired the sneakers of this line).

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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


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