New Zealand Fashion Week 2013: DAY TWO – The Runway Shows & Backstage With MAC Cosmetics
Day two of New Zealand Fashion Week brings a new round of runway shows and designers to the fore, and in turn, new beauty looks created by the talented team of M.A.C Cosmetics. I’ve outlined a synopsis of my key outtakes from each show and where I was able to go backstage (time dependent) – the beauty angle that accompanied the fashion collection…
Deryn Schmidt – Runway
The Autumn-Winter 2014 collection, titled ‘Capture This’, featured Schmidt’s signature style of exquisite tailoring and creating timeless classic pieces.
Many of the garments in Deryn Schmidt’s winter collection feature a print reminiscent of a camera flash, as though each garment is being captured on film from various angles, offering different viewpoints. The entire collection is effortlessly chic, extremely versatile with meticulous detailing.
Knitwear adds a new dimension to Schmidt’s range and models donned these styles in varying degrees. From luxurious knitwear tops, through to subtle components such as collar and sleeve detailing. Faux fur capes and structured jackets in muted tones completed Schmidt’s winter range.
Through her winter 14’ collection, Schmidt has shown that by applying a modern interpretation to classic shapes, her garments are timeless, versatile and can be worn by woman of all ages.
UNDERGROUND – Fashion Installation
UNDERGROUND is a survey show – part exhibition, part live fashion installation. The show exhibits, new collaborative work from New Zealand’s emerging and most experimental, boundary pushing fashion designers.
Installed in an underground carpark, the venue creates an atmosphere that speaks to each of the designers – left of centre, no rules and doing things their own way, at their own venue of choice. From underneath – the new force comes!
UNDERGROUND features 10 New Zealand designers: Blue Blank, Eugenie, Jimmy D, Kowtow, Thistle Brown, Jessica Grubisa, Maaike, Miss Crabb, Otsu, Underground Sundae.
This was such a spectacular and unique showcase, and a case where the photographs really do tell the story, and the interpretation is left up to you. Truly the standout event of the day.
NYNE – Beauty
The underlying theme, as created by M.A.C’s director of Makeup Artistry, Asia-Pacific – James Molloy, is a tonal, nomadic & ghostly makeup look, with the emphasis on ghostly. To create this look for NYNE’s runway show James used a colour palette consisting of mauve, taupe and beige. The products Molloy used – The concealer palette used for a full-face cover. On the eyes, Paintpot in the colour ‘Taylor Grey’. This is one of MAC’s new releases, due to hit counters very soon, and when it is released, it’s well worth checking out as it makes for the perfect matte base for a smouldering smokey eye! The lips were kept fairly nude using flesh colour lipsticks adapted to suit each model and a taupe shade liner.
Trelise Cooper – Runway
TC showcased a number of new collections of which encompassed a ‘country rose’ inspired range, featuring bold brights and floral. Punk rock plaid with metallic thread detailing and models donning fake piercings and dark moody lips showcasing Cooper’s own journey of going from strength to strength and finding your ‘inner-fierce’. Trelise’s mainline collection featured tailored and structured garments alongside high-glamour silk gowns and feminine party dresses, with a healthy dose of sequins.
Trelise Cooper – Beauty
The look for Trelise Cooper’s Runway show – created by MAC’s infamous Amber D, is all about strength, in particular going from strength to strength. The crux of this story is ‘beauty meets hard’. This is told through a 90’s piercings. Each of the beautiful models walking the runway for Cooper, is given a contrasting look to their otherwise flawless beauty. The fierce makeover consists of several face piercings – from lip rings to nose studs and more (these are obviously removable and are only attached with cosmetic adhesive by the skilful Amber D and her talented team). The rest of the look was achieved by creating a ‘suede skin’ foundation look – a diffused/glowing coverage that is neither shiny nor matte. Combining two lipstick hues – fuchsia and burgundy, with ‘fig’ over the top, created the lip colour. The lip look was finished with apple red blush applied over the lipstick.
Stolen Girlfriends Club – Runway
Last night Stolen Girlfriends Club showcased their Winter ’14 collection ‘Dirty Magic’ in a dark underground carpark reminiscent of a New Orleans occult district.
Dirty Magic draws inspiration from hand painted tarot cards and late gothic art for their new dark collection.
For the girls it’s all about rich velvet paisley motifs, plaid and chiffon, along with knits and faux leather. For the boys – plaid, striped knits and plenty of Vintage-esque shirts and tees. Paisley is a key theme throughout the entire collection and this intricate print has been developed with NZ artist Eli Lamont.
SGC work some magic of their own with their new accessories, featuring a women’s ankle boot with removable thigh-high chaps and a hat offering that would make Sid or Stevie proud.
Misery loves company and in Dirty Magic, it’s found a whole new twisted family.
Stolen Girlfriends Club – Beauty
‘Pagan Punk’ in inky tones was the inspiration for the Stolen Girlfriends Club Runway Show makeup look. The story, created by MAC’s Director of Makeup Artistry – James Molloy, is told by creating a dramatic eye with a dark voodoo vibe. The models look absolutely incredible!! Models appeared to have vampire-like, glowing blood-red eyes. Molloy created the illusion using: M.A.C Marine Ultra Paint Stick buffed onto the eyelid with Basic Red Chromagraphic Pencil applied to the lower lash line. M.A.C Gloss Crème Brilliance applied to the cheekbones and eyelid for shine.
Nails: Leah Light custom blending M.A.C Vestral White, Delicate, Quiet Time and Skin Nail Lacquers. M.A.C Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer used for painting on symbols. Nails customized to create a grunge, goth, deconstructed look.
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A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye
Photo credit on SGC MAC Beauty: Jessica Sim