MILAN – Miuccia Prada turned models at the Prada show into Manga-inspired princesses with Technicolor, futuristic hair and makeup.
“Miuccia always cross-references periods and modernity. She realizes that we’re in a completely new age, so she was looking toward computer images,” said hairstylist Guido Palau, in discussing inspiration for the look he crafted.
Waist-length extensions, in black, blond or red, were added to alternate with models’ natural color. Using Redken products, Palau blow-dried hair and gelled hair with Hardwear 16. Iron Silk 07 was then spritzed on to tresses before they were flat ironed and Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing was applied.
“The look that Miuccia Prada wanted was like a virtual princess, so we’ve done makeup taken from a virtual, other world,” continued makeup artist Pat McGrath. She created a theatrical eye with purple, black and orange eyeshadows that fanned out from lash lines to bleached-out brows, which were colored in shades of orange cream shadow. For emphasis, Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast in Onyx Smoke lined upper eyelids, and white eyeliner was worked across lower lids. Lips were kept natural.