We've told you all about bespoke fashion, now it's beauty's turn to shine. And at the helm is Armani cosmetics. Of course!
The magic really happens at the 11th hour backstage; from the mad dash to pin and tuck the designer duds, to the final twirls and ensuing tightenings to ensure each piece is perfectly placed. These final minutes before the music drops are the moment that months – if not years – of design dreams come to fruition in one flourish.
In a unique twist on these last-minute made-to-measure adjustments, Giorgio Armani’s Backstage Make-Up Fall/Winter collection was also born backstage, with pigments and textures blended on the spot to perfectly compliment each model and the collection.
“For the Fall/Winter 2015 show, Giorgio Armani wanted to highlight the beauty of a fresh woman,” explains Linda Cantello, International Make-Up Artist, Giorgio Armani who created the makeup range. Linda and her team worked from a mobile laboratory – the ‘Lab Armani Runway’ – a range of pigments and textures which allowed them to create new cosmetic colours tailor made to the girls and their garments. “The Armani Runway collections come out twice a year and are inspired by the Giorgio Armani fashion shows, so it made perfect sense for the beauty palette to be born there and then of the fashion,” explains Linda.
Linda goes on to describe the colour range as “very simple, apricot-toned sheer make-up with a carefully crafted healthy glow.” To add the signature Armani hint of modern seduction, Linda bestowed more intense pigments on the eyes to create the desired effect of “a beautiful Italian woman.”
“Like everything that seems nude and simple, it is quite sophisticated,” she continues. “You have to start by working on the skin and the complexion, and then focus on really bringing out the eyes. The lips and nails are meticulous details that enhance the overall look.”
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