Channeling a Chinese opera, beauty for Vivienne Tam’s fall showcase was dramatic and sleek.
After being sufficiently backcombed, hair was swept up and pinned into a large bun and wrapped with a black hairnet. The fishnet was then ripped in various spots and hair was pulled through for “asymmetry.” Leon Gorman, lead hairstylist for Cutler/Redken, molded the updo until he achieved the right shape. “We are using an old technique, but messing it up a little bit so it’s uneven,” said Gorman. “Each style will be slightly different.” Gorman finished off the style by sewing a black lace hair accessory into the nape of the neck, just under the bun.
Makeup, done by Maybelline New York lead artist Andy Koh, also interpreted the theatrical, with blunt, winged eyeliner and soft green shadow. Lips were given a natural pink nude hue with Color Sensational Lipcolor in Born With It and cheeks were dusted with Fit Me Blush in Deep Rose. Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black was used on eyes, which were also swept with soft green shadow. Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara was applied to lashes and Fit Me Foundation was used as needed to perfect complexions.