Mata Hari was an exotic dancer that worked as a courtesan and a spy during the First World War. Her name means “eye of dawn” in the culture of Java, where her mother was born. Mata Hari was very close to this culture.
We have been inspired by the cultural environment in the time where Mata Hari lived to create this collection. That generation was captivated by the charm of exotism and luxury, and by a vague and yearning image of the oriental culture. They were also fascinated by the designs of the French couturier Paul Poiret (Paris, 1879-1944).
During the second decade of the 20th Century the famous Russian Ballets of Diaghilev arrived to Paris. Then, Poiret took profit of the Far East fever and created its own style full of colours and extravagant decorations made of feathers, leather, ornaments and jewels.
Rich, exotic, classical, sumptuous.