“This season, we wanted to do something easygoing,” said Laurent Philippon, head stylist for Bumble and bumble. “We’re loading the hair with Does It All, which makes it very easy to do a tight ponytail in the back.” Philippon then turned the ponytail into a “loose braid” and pinned it up into itself. “The hard thing to do for the team is that it’s not, ‘You take A, B and get to C.’ This time, they have to take a look and use their eye and use their taste,” said Philippon, adding that the braided chignon was different and slightly tailored to each model. “You have to adapt it. It’s slight changes, but I’m very picky,” said Philippon, who used BB gel around the face to bring “a bit of light” to the models. “At Ralph Rucci, it’s really the spirit of the woman, it’s not referenced,” he said about his lack of a thematic inspiration. “Overall, it’s very chic, very elegant, very summery.”
The makeup look, which was created by Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics, featured a dramatic eye and muted lips. Although the lead makeup artist was not backstage for the show, the MAC team set out to deliver his vision. “I’m speaking on behalf of Tom, who designed the makeup,” said MAC senior artist Neil Young. “What he wanted to do was create a slight nod to the Sixties, but by no means a little translation.” The look centered around a graphic, color-infused cat-eye, created by layering “acrylic paints” in black, white orange and pink. “There’s a little bit of coral in the collection, so we mixed [the colors] for a flash of coral through the liner,” said Young. Faces were perfected and given a matte finish, and lips were “nuded out” with a shade called Trendy Twist from a new MAC Pro Lip Palette for spring. “It’s taking a classic Sixties liner — when they used to line above the eye and below the eye — and reworking it and giving it a modern twist with the bolts of color,” said Young.
Both hands and feet were given a few coats of a discontinued pink-nude Essie shade, Pachinko Pale, which allowed the models’ sparkling “finger bracelets” to shine on the runway.