Makeup, by Val Garland for MAC, was centered around a graphic, “stamped” black eye. “[The collection] is very elegant, very red carpet, evening. So we thought we’d get in and do a very graphic eye that is a little bit more edgy,” said Garland, who used MAC Blacktrack gel eyeliner in a blunt line, under and over the eye, leaving a small segment of the center lower eye unlined. “The inspiration was deco Thirties architecture,” said Garland. “There are a lot of graphics in the clothing.” Skin was left clean and healthy looking, keeping the attention on the eye. “We kept the skin gorgeously beautiful and clean and just put this stamp on the eye,” said Garland, who didn’t use any mascara on the look. “It’s all about the graphic liner and keeping the lashes unadorned. Lips were natural, given a dab of real color, pink,” she said.
Hair, styled by Oldile Gilbert for Kérastase, was sleek but edgy, featuring ribbons of black suede wrapped around a neat updo. To begin, Gilbert created a very deep part then pulled all hair together to the side and wrapped it in a rubber band, keeping the sides slicked down. “It’s very sleek ponytail, very low,” she said. “We twist the hair, we put the ribbon in suede and from there we create the chignon.” Doubleforce Hairspray was added to keep hair in place and impart the high shine. “It’s modernity,” Gilbert said simply of the look. When asked, Gilbert was hesitant to name upcoming seasonal trends. “Fashion is a constant movement,” she said. “It’s not that you want something to come back, you want to modernize it. I live day by day. I live in the moment I am doing something.” Gilbert also stressed the beauty of individuality. “Its about the personality,” she said. “Even if you do a look on the model it’s never going to look exactly the same because everybody is different.”
Nails, created by Michelle Saunders, of Essie, featured two shades. One coat of Over the Top, an icy gray, was applied to fingers “to go with the embellishment of the collection,” while Stylenomics, an inky almost-black with a deep hunter green base, was used on feet. “It’s really dark,” said Saunders. “[Monique] wanted something dramatic but elegant to go with her shoes, which are really a highlight of the collection. She didn’t want to do burgundy or red. And she didn’t want to do a black, but something kind of in between, something edgy but elegant and this was the perfect color.”
Looking to spring and fall Saunders said, “I have to say I see a lot of nail color still in the forefront and nail art is super impactful this runway season.”
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)