Chalayan’s Spring Summer Collection was inspired by his trip to Cuba, where Hussein Chalayan found aspiration to merge tropical elements with colonial elements in an effort to celebrate the country’s individuality from Western culture.


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The collection ranged from militant style jackets to jumpers and gowns. The color palette integrated army green, rust, black and white with cotton, chiffon and silk.  Swarovski crystals were used to enhance coconut detail on the fabrics, which also included dancing palm trees and a cartoon print with a character named Plunk.

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Mid-show, two models who were standing in the middle platform with white paper coats on suddenly were wet with a shower stream of water and the coat dissolved, revealing beautiful gowns and then they proceeded down the catwalk completely wet. That was definitely the highlight of the show. The models had a very dramatic blush and bright red lip with a gelled down ponytail that gave it the “fresh out of the shower” look. Overall, the collection expressed playfulness in combination with relaxed and sexy Cuban influences.

MAC’s Mark Carrasquillo spoke about the beauty look.

“We are doing a kind of half moon that starts from her brow bone, like where you used to put highlighter; we’re going way over and putting it right in the hairline. Then with a little bit of lighter foundation we’re doing a reverse contour on the cheeks. So it’s very like bitchy make up, and we tried to make it more modern by not doing all the tricks. No mascara, no eyeshadow, brushed up clean brows, but it’s

Like this kind of fuchsia pink, blended out in a half moon, then it’s really whited out, then a super red really drawn on lip, then like patent leather gloss over the lip so it’s very shiny, and then black pencil in the inside for a little bit of mystery and then at the end I’m going to just spray it with dry oil right before they go on the catwalk so the whole head looks really plasticized. I want it to be that girl back in the day, heated and sexy and very ‘out there,’ but I didn’t want to have so many layers of make up, so it’s like the modern version of that girl.

I like how the colors don’t work, like it’s fuchsia and pink and a really red, like Warhol red lip and then like beautiful pale skin that’s been like texturized with the spray oil so it’s very glossy and heat, like the girls made of plastic.”

Products Used:

Skin-

Studio Waterweight and Concealer Palette

Strobe Cream in Silver

Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick As Blush

Prep + Prime loose on the T-Bone

Eyes- Candy Yum-Yum under brow line

Gloss Texture on the Lid (Line Up)

Lips-

Cherry lip liner all over the lips

Fushia Lip Mix mixed with clear

LipGlass on bottom lip

 

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