And just like that, well not entirely, you find yourself backstage at John Galliano SS16 prior to the show. When it comes to privileges this is definitely one of them and I can’t even describe the feeling knowing you are the only Dutch reporter at the premises. Estatic comes close. After a thorough bag check and a briefing I was led down the stairs toward the crazyness called backstage.
Hairdressers and make-up artists are working franticly, getting everything done working with a tight time scedule. I am usually not the silent type, yet the overwhelming and exciting buzz left me with my mouth open… Surely I have worked as a make-up artist during shows but it’s a totally different story watching over ones shoulder and trying to stay out of the way, in the meantime interviewing some make-up artists and taking pictures naturally.
Some models were constantly checking their phone, other girls were cathing up, getting interviewed or reading a book. Lovely to see such diversity in the models with showstoppers: Malika and Imaan. In the meantime the Galliano collection was waiting patiently to be shown to the world. Alongside the creative escapism and imagination of the backstage beauty coverage I would have loved to explore the daily lives of these working models thought Q&A. Something I will need to work to next time.
A mainly black & white collection with color details such as beige, blue, army green and bright orange. John Galliano manages to create a coherent overall style by playing with all these color accents throughout the presentation. While John Galliano is commonly known for his gone wild eccentric style, this SS16 collection was quite subtle and in my opinion wearable on a day –to – day basis. A little bit of London was present in Paris during the show and behind the scenes when talking slightly masculine brows. A subtle Brit Rock.
When it comes to the Galliano make-up look a fresh and dewy looking complexion and strong brows is what the M.A.C. team was aiming for. English eccentricity with young and cool girls. The skin has a little color due to the new M.A.C trend forecast SS16 in the colors fade and tomato.
Highlight was placed on the face using face gloss while brows are groomed and brushed upwards using a big brow pencil and brow gel. Make-up artist and chef de cabine Hannah Murray nailed it and did a great job!