Pretty: Makeup and Hair at London Fashion Week
There was so much gorgeous and interesting hair and makeup at the London Fashion Week shows I saw and I managed to get some good head shots, so here's a round-up of the beauty and styling vision of the designers in collaboration with their brilliant makeup and hair people.
(Now, I wish I had credits for the hair and makeup, they are usually listed inthe show's background brief that is placed on the seats, but I gave up my seats for a better view to take photos and forgot to grab them. I've requested them but if I wait until I've chased them down it will be next LFW, so if you can help here please send me an email!)
Faces were fresh with pale colour and subtle definition at Aminaka Wilmont. The hair was long and self-adorned with fine, tight plaits that began in a V at the front, then intricately woven into criss-cross shapes in the back.
Bora Aksu presented a heavily shadowed upper eyelid crease with a light application of coral in the middle of the lips and a rosy cheek. The hair was pulled back and heavily teased into a nest of sorts which complemented their textural collection. Sometimes the face and hair was wrapped in black chiffon 'bandages'.
Bernard Chandran had the most adventrous makeup of the lot. The eyes were drawn in white and pale gold to create what I think is an owl-like similarity. The lips were fuchsia on top and bright coral on the bottom, a colour scheme that was reflected in his many vivid outfits.
This was Orla Kiely's second season foregoing real models for the 2D variety, this time placed on the walls, peaking through the enchanted forest she had created in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House. She used one very blonde model with big, brushed out soft waves and an equally fair face and eyebrows and very natural colour - pretty and a bit feral all at once.
Navy lips and heavily lined and winged upper lids with sectioned, pulled back and messily plaited and twisted hair gave Felder-Felder's softer looks some edge, while it maximised the effect of their signature rock n' roll girl.
Lightly bronzed faces created a nice neutral palette for Belle Sauvage's typically edgy and energetic collections of digital print dresses - they had death metal as their soundtrack! The hair was pulled up in a complex arrangment of little plaits with sections draped across the forehead.
The look at Ashley Isham was just gorgeous. Lots of florals prints and flower headpieces and tulle. I love spring in an autumn collection! The makeup was soft and natural with the exception of black lips which actually worked quite well, the trick was in the matte application. The hair was pulled back into a bandless ponytail with the exception of a French-braided style topped off with a huge blue rose.
Please check back on Friday for my review and more photos of this beautiful collection!
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Photos by Denise Grayson