With every contemporary fashion week usually comes a firm theme of ‘no make-up’ make-up. Not so at couture spring/summer 2019, currently taking place in Paris, where Chanel just cemented the return of bold beauty.
Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative make-up and colour designer, gave models an ‘80s-influenced look with an equal focus on the eyes and lips. Rules, what rules?
“Red means love, danger and passion, but also disruption – it’s so strong,” Pica has said of one of her favourite hues, which she believes can be worn by us all. But while the Chanel couture red lip may be straightforward to achieve at home, the artist’s elaborate navy eye make-up requires quite the skill.
Given the Chanel couture show this season was influenced by Karl Lagerfeld’s love of the 18th century, the make-up remains modern (despite the obvious retro vibes). Why? The absence of heavy brow products (at last!), plus the presence of ultra-natural skin juxtaposing the bold accents.
The hair, by seasoned Chanel stylist Sam McKnight, was anything but a supporting act. Inspired by early ‘80s style icons, “it became a mix of 18th century romance and Bowie’s Blitz Kids” he explained on Instagram.
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#CHANEL Karl asked me for hair going up and away from the face, I knew he had an idea of the 18th century in the air, with the set and the romance. When we did the hair and make up looks I was reading Dylan Jones’s brilliant David Bowie biography, I was immersed in the Period where he hung out with the Blitz Kids, so by osmosis the hair today became inspired by those early eighties style icons. So it became a mix of 19th century romance and Bowie’s Blitz Kids . Using Easy Updo and , Modern Hairspray #hairbysammcknight #karllagerfeld @luciapicaofficial @chanel @djcori #virginieviard @amandaharlech @camhrl @aurelieduclos @annyerrandonea_nailsartist @pascalbraultt @dylanjonesgq photo @eamonnhughes
So, more is more say Chanel. (In the right places.)
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK