"What I love is, he always has a full vision because of his theatre background," makeup director Bec Prior (Napoleon Perdis) told us backstage at Bowie. The girls were to look weightless, ethereal and as though they'd been "born out of a lake," she said. There were no graphic lines or contouring, instead the shadows were layered on top of each other "in a wash format." They used metallic tones such as China Doll Gel Silver Eyeliner and Ice Storm Loose Dust because they were reflective of the collection. The hair direction was similar: "It's like a '50s style so it's as though she's set it when wet and fallen to the bottom of the lake and she's rising up again, said Kevin Murphy. He used KEVIN.MURPHY Texture Master and Hair Resort Spray to get the look.
Whilst we're still in post-RAFW recovery mode today, we thought it'd be a good time to round up some of last week's biggest shows, best trends, and fill you in on some of the shows you may have missed. There were some stellar Spring/Summer presentations that may not have gotten as much air time as deserved, so we've rounded up our best-of-the-rest pics to satiate your Fashion Week appetite. From Amber & Thomas' essay in colour and print, to Carl Kapp's brilliant drapery, to Bowie's dramatic finale show it's all here. Step inside to ensure you've got the full RAFW report.
And so we bid adieu to RAFW for another year with Bowie closing the show — but stay tuned, for on Monday we'll start bringing you all trends, tips and top products from the week. But back to Bowie who ended things on a high (and wide) note thanks to mane man Kenneth Stoddart and his couture creations. Inspired by the silhouette of Bowie's collection, he created two hair shapes — one a high, conical look, the second, super wide. Both featured crimping and teasing, before he piled on product — MoroccanOil Hydrating Styling Cream, followed by the brand's Luminous Hairspray, which Kenneth then "dried," using the heat of the hairdryer to create "shell-like" hair. He told us that Bowie's collection featured lots of white dresses, so they wanted to avoid looking bridal, purposely avoiding "neat" hairstyles, in favour of a "tougher" look. The makeup was inspired by Japanese origami and featured lots of "big, bold red" makeup said Shannon Earls, who led the SLA team,
- Makeup: Shannon Earls for SLA
- Look: Couture with a Japanese edge
- Colours: Red
- Key products: SLA Cherry Red Gloss, Natural Purpose Lipstick in 37
- Hair: Kenneth Stoddart for MoroccanOil
Erin McNaught looks great in black. I'm not sure why I feel compelled to make that statement, but it's a dramatic colour which really suits her and I don't think I've ever noticed before. Her Bowie dress is a real knock-out and I'm really loving this whole Logies look she has going on. The oversized ruffle detail gives just enough pizazz, and the plunging neckline is sexy but still elegant. Cool neck-bling, too. Whatcha say folks?