14/09/2013

London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show

London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog
London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog
London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog

Today my The Body Shop backstage experience involved observing Claire De Graft and her team doing wonderful work on the models in preparation of Krystof fashion show. Polish designer Krystof Strozyna took inspiration from the lips as symbol of pop culture and sensuality for his S/S 2014 collection. Lips influence the silhouette and precise cut of items within the collection, with the shape of pockets, collars and sleeves all derived from the abstract linear pattern of lips. Colours come from the bright palette of early summer mornings when the sun is sharp. To go with the theme, models wore short, futuristic wigs, mainly in darker and lighter shades of blond to give contrast to the outfits.

To go with such futuristic collection, make up had to look fresh and neat. Claire explained to me that the idea was that the models should look like they stayed too long in the sun, that they have a little sunburn, so the make up had to look warm but also fresh. She started by applying the darkest foundation and used Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in No 4 (darkest shade) for setting. Then did a little bit of contouring focusing on the temples and top of the cheekbones. On the eyes she applied the darkest shade from the Shimmer Cube Palette in Warm. Black mascara was used only on the upper lashes, eyebrow gel helped to tame unruly eyebrows and Concealer in No 1 was applied on the lower eye waterline. Unusually, Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Sugar Glaze was blended on the cheeks and Radiant Highlighter was dabbed on the lips. I think that the make up gave this amazing dewy look and complimented the whole show.

London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog
London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog
London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog
London Fashion Week SS14: backstage at Krystof Strozyna fashion show 2014, London Fashion Week, make up, The Body Shop, trends, UK fashion beauty blog
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