Diane Von Furstenberg: New York Fashion Week
Diane Von Furstenberg’s Fall 2012 Fashion show was called “Rendezvous”. True to her classic style her collection featured body hugging and the soft, oversize coats that covered them. The look she was going for was “Glamorous at a moment’s notice,”. Her dresses were all about bold, sophisticated color combinations with prints that featured music notes, jigsaw pieces, and chains. These came off a bit heavy-handed. To finish, the designers showed four draped, unstructured dresses. It was their bold, fearless colors that people were talking about as they left.
For makeup, shiny gray eye, in a half-moon was the dominant look on models’ faces. Makeup artist James Kaliardos went for thirties realism by sweeping the grey using a blend of MAC Powerpoint Eyeliner in Gray Utility topped with its Eyeshadow in Linger Softly. Then he dabbed an all-purpose gloss on the center of the lid for a matte versus glossy texture difference.
House of Holland: London Fashion Week
House of Holland’s Henry Holland displayed an assortment of colorful patterns in his Fall 2012 collection. With Houndstooth as the main pattern along with bright colors – pinks, reds, blues, his collection is fun, flirty and feminine. Playful ruffles, flared pants, bell bottoms and zigzags added a flirty feminine feel. Models walked down the runway with dark red lips and messy pony tails. Makeup was kept minimal with dewy skin, brushed brows and 2 coats of mascara on the top lid only. The focus is meant to be on the cherry lips, which is a perfect trend for Fall 2012 and reflects the attention grabbing look of Holland’s entire collection. With Houndstooth as the main pattern of the collection, the models’ nails were also painted in a Houndstooth design using pinks and blue and kept short.
Gucci: Milan Fashion Week
Gucci designer, Frida Giannini’s Fall 2012 collection was called edgy romantic with long velvet skirts, capes, and cropped military jackets. Blouses were very sheer with puffy sleeves, and dresses ezposed the curves of the body in vibrant velvets and slits going up the thigh. Dark romance was the term used to describe the makeup used in the Gucci 2012 Fall Fashion show. Models’ eyebrows were bleached to create a light effect on the face with all attention drawn to the blackened cherry lip. A highlighted contour was added to the top of the cheekbones to add dimension hair was kept long in center-parted waves.
Chanel: Paris Fashion Week
The Chanel collection designed by Karl Langerfield had a focus on a return to nature with grain of rock formations on pants and knits looking like layers of sediments. The collection focused on the three piece suit – a jacket, skirt or pants. Sweaterdresses and jeans also came through in the collection with crystals on hems and cuffs on the trim on coats. The main aspect of Chanel’s beauty look was the stone – encrusted rectangular mesh panels that were glued over models’ eyebrows that came in variations of gray, green, pink and purple. Makeup artist Peter Phillips explained that the over the top brows give the look “uniformity”. The hair was pulled back in sleek ponytails and kept minimal to focus on the eyebrows using Chanel Mat Lumiere Fluid Foundation.
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