MILAN — “Think of girls in a hotel in Austria, dressed in high boots and long Max Mara capes,” said hairstylist Luigi Murenu, describing the look at Max Mara. Models’ slicked-back hair was strong and masculine from the front and feminine from behind, where braids were twisted into two rosette forms at their necks. A gloss was added with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Formula Hair Serum.
Meanwhile, makeup artist Tom Pechaux gleaned inspiration from the German Expressionists cinematic movement (think Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”). Using MAC Cosmetics, he made models’ skin matte and defined their cheekbones with taupe, brown and gray Sculpt and Shape powders. Eyebrows were thickened with Mystery and Carbon eye shadows, and a taupe color was added to lids, as well. Lips were stained a prune color that was then dabbed with foundation to bring out an icy blue tone.