Hair and makeup at Thakoon’s fall show complemented the designer’s tribal-inspired collection. Diane Kendal, lead makeup artist for Nars, created a dynamic, diffused red-orange eye by layering Velvet Matte lip pencil in Dragon Girl with blushes in Exhibit A and Taj Mahal. She used Night Snow Single eye shadow to highlight over the brow bone and just outside the eye. After muting out lips with concealer, Kendal perfected complexions with Nars Brightening Serum, concealer where needed and Penny Lane cream blush for a subtle glow. Models’ brows were bleached and no mascara or liner was used.
The intricate hairstyles, inspired by the African Maasai tribe’s ornate Rococo period, included strips of colorful, patterned Peruvian fabrics woven into an elaborate updo. Odile Gilbert, lead hairstylist for Kérastase Paris, first applied Nectar Thermique to wet hair, massing it into the lengths and ends. She then teased hair at the crown and used Chroma Cristal for shine. For the deconstructed chignon, Gilbert created a skinny braid at the crown, (which served as a base for the style), into which she pinned hair and intertwined strips of fabric in a basket-weave-type pattern. “The look is about recycling a spirit and taking a piece of material [a deconstructed beanie] and mixing it with the hair to make a chignon,” said Gilbert. “The look is something elegant but spontaneous.” Gilbert used Kérastase Resistance Double Force Multi-Protective Spray for Weakened Hair to lock the style in place.