BEAUTY TALK: Backstage at Antonio Marras S/S 2016 Fashion Show
Watching the Antonio Marras’ fashion show is the greatest pleasure during this Milan Fashion Week. There are so many great things about it: a strong intellectual concept, an extreme attention towards details, an always beautiful creative show. Thanks to Antonio Marras, the greatest beauty artists and professionals are free to express without any restraint their art and creativity.
We’ve already seen this happening in I’m Isola Marras latest backstage and we get another demonstration with Antonio Marras Spring Summer 2016 collection. These are the most interesting and unique beauty looks we’ve seen so far. The designer takes inspiration from Armenian filmmaker, musician and artist Sergej Iosifovic Paradzanov. His world is made of a multi-cultural melting pot mixed with so many different traditions: this scenario inspired Antonio Marras’ collection for next season where memory and tradition are included in a circular time where everything is connected in a dreamlike dimension.
This concept inspired the nail art created by Antonio Sacripante for Morgan Taylor. This is a completely new manicure, called Circle French, done for the first time in this show. The circular shape recalls the returning time while the double colour means a window open to the world. The shades are inspired by the colours in this collection so it has been used a nude and a rose gold in order to have a double finish, matte and metallic. As we saw many times during these backstages there is a coordinated manicure instead of a matched one.
The makeup is by Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics. He followed Marras during his trip: we always come from somewhere, this is our DNA and our identity that we can never forget. He created a very artistic makeup look where he recalls the Armenian artist’s art.
This is a bit princess, doll-like look with a lot of surrealistic elements. The eye makeup has a wash of colour in pink made with a powder blush, then he patted on a silver pigment. Under the bottom eyelid, he drew three little dots with a black liquid eyeliner. Lips are simply stunning: a burgundy pencil with a matte finish, then he dabbed on a dark bronzer to enhance the velvet finish with a rusty look. Lip contour is smudged a bit in order to give a softer appearance to this look. Mind that there is no mascara!