Maximalism is a term frequently deployed in fashion circles to describe anything from the personal style that most attracts street style photographers to a tactic used by accessories editors to shoehorn the most products on a page. In safe hands maximalism can be used to great effect, which is certainly the case in this month’s issue of ELLE France in a story featuring Marta Dyks photographed by Marcin Tyszka. Stylist Michèle Beaurenaut makes good on the story’s title “Bonne Impression” by serving up a dozen pages of looks for spring that incorporate a wide range of patterns, animal print, pleats, textures, cuts, and colors. Funereal garments and poured concrete can wait for another day — maximalism holds sway and Marta Dyks is its standard bearer.
Credits include: Publication, ELLE France April 2014; Title, “Bonne Impression”; Photography, Marcin Tyszka; Styling, Michèle Beaurenaut; Hair, Wendy Iles; Hair, Phophie Mathias; Manicure, Charlene Coquard.