I’m very much enjoying all the variations on classics at the AW23 shows. Sacai, Saint Laurent, Bottega and Prada are doing it for me – and Dior, of course.
Almost entirely in black, the Dior AW23 show was a ‘reincarnation’ of 50s French Girl Style, with Édith Piaf, Juliette Gréco and Catherine Dior (Mr Dior’s sister) the season’s muses. More ‘The New Garconne’ than The New Look, if you will. My top five takeaways… (more…)
This feels like a pivotal beauty moment for Dior, a sweet spot in which the beauty and fashion messages are perfectly aligned. With his first make-up collection, ‘Cosmopolite’ for Dior, Peter Philips has brought his finesse with colour and finish to meet Raf Simons’ gently retro-futuristic vision, (more…)
Much as I love my safe no make-up make-up, I can’t help feeling we’re about to transition into a more experimental and expressive time for beauty. As with fashion, I feel like we’ve overdone the classic minimalism and now we want some exciting colour and decoration to go with our proverbial white shirts and black cigarette pants. (more…)
The Chanel and Dior AW14 couture collections were so different from each other although they both referenced the past to inform the future. The other thing they had in common was youthful hair and makeup. Chanel’s wayward ‘eighties boy band’ hairpieces (above and below) stole my attention from the clothes, giving the outfits an energetic attitude alongside equally youth-centric Sharpie-pen eyeliner flicks. (Full disclosure: I had a major backcombing habit in my teens.) (more…)