“It’s all about texture,” said hairstylist Peter Gray, who was working backstage at Vivienne Westwood Red Label with L’Oréal Professionnel, adding he aimed to create coifs recalling cashmere. “It’s a little bit abstract. It looks like it has the texture of cotton candy.”
To achieve the look, Gray worked L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.art Volume Architect into roots and sprayed L’Oréal Professionnel Play Ball Texture Tonic on to lengths before roughly drying hair. He then backcombed hair gently and used tongs to create texture before brushing to pump up the volume.
Gray pulled the ends of the hair into a very loose ponytail, which was tucked underneath and pinned.
MAC Cosmetics’ Gordon Espinet, meanwhile, used an interplay of light and shadows as inspiration for makeup.
“It’s as though [the models’ faces] are shaded [by shadows cast by the fall of light] and not by makeup,” said Espinet, who cited Irving Penn portraits and comic book characters Lois Lane and Brenda Starr among his references.
Imitating the effect of light hitting the front of models’ faces, Espinet blended MAC Strobe Cream and light shades of Face And Body Foundation to create a pale complexion. He then shaded areas of the face that would be in shadow using Taupe, Quarry and Copperplate Eye Shadow.
He also shaded the upper lip and the cleft beneath the lower lip with Lip Pencil in Stone, while using Lip Erase to tone down the bottom lip.