Spring was in full bloom at London Fashion Week, at least for the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show. The runway look may have taken the spring theme far too literally with the usage of fresh pressed flowers applied from the foreheads of the models all the way down to their collarbones, as well as on their lips. Despite the extremeness of this look, no one can deny how breathtakingly beautiful the models looked. Val Garland applied the pressed roses, daisies, ferns, cornflowers, and forget-me-nots to each models' heavily moisturized skin, so that the flowers would mold perfectly onto the model.
While most people only focus on the aesthetics of fashion week, the inspiration behind the beauty looks are just as important. One show's backstory that is definitely worth mentioning is Erdem. Professor Erdem Moralioglu was inspired by a recently discovered dress from a shipwreck that occurred in the 17th century. A scandal which he drew upon to create his own pre-World War II theme. The result of such a theme was a soft and delicate beauty look, which paired perfectly with his romantic collection. The models of his show had very minimalistic makeup, including a peachy blush and lip color and flawlessly groomed brows.
It would not be a proper London Fashion Week coverage without the mentioning of the most iconic British brand, Burberry. The Burberry show featured a new location this season, Maker's House, which was revealed almost a month prior to the show. Virginia Woolf and Queen Elizabeth II acted as muses and makeup artist Wendy Rowe stated that her goal was to create a statuesque beauty look. The skin of the models was meant to resemble the statues and paintings at Maker's House. The technique used to create the matte satin skin appearance was a mix of Burberry's own beauty products: Sheer Concealer and Cashmere Concealer finished off with pressed powder. Cheeks were slightly contoured while eyes were brightened with the help of Burberry Fresh Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance, applied to the centre of the eye and blended with the fingers.
Edited by ISABEL JÄRNSTRÖM
Visual editor ROCCO COLLAZZO