fashion • 12 Jul, 2016
Dep’s ‘Tribal Queen’ Is Exquisite
A flurry of feathers and fearsome facial expressions
When it comes to executing out-of-the-world concepts in fashion photoshoots, Đẹp magazine has always been one step ahead of the game. Creative, offbeat, and mesmerising, the ‘Tribal Queen’ spread featured in the 210th issue of Đẹp was especially memorable for its commitment to authenticity. A cast of Māori warriors were flown in straight from their indigenous New Zealand to showcase Singaporian designer Frederick Lee’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection.
Model Cha Mi, undoubtedly one of the biggest names to have come out of reality show Vietnam’s Next Top Model, plays the role of the regal monarch, wearing a vibrantly hued feathered neckpiece and an equally stunning multi-textured headdress made from tassels and beadwork. As the Māori ensemble perform the epic war dance of their tribe, the Haka, Cha Mi strikes a fierce pose with the power of a revered culture emanating all around.
Scroll down to see the Haka portrayed as you’ve never seen it before:
Creative Director: Ha Do
Photographer: Phan Vo
Stylist: Johnny Mach
Model: Chà Mi
Hair & Makeup: Hung Max
Retouch: Whitney Minthorn - Location: S3 Studio
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Words by Hoa Pham, Izzy Pulido