The Serbian fashion designer, Roksanda Ilinčić, debuted her new collection at Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens on September 18th.
Since 2005, Roksanda has been a constant figure at the London Fashion Week and for her newest season, she invited The Knockturnals for an exclusive backstage chat with Mac Cosmetics key makeup artist Miranda Joyce about the inspiration behind creating the look.
Miranda met with us one hour before the show started, as the models were getting ready for the rehearsals. Every look was stunning and makeup artists were swarming the place, touching up on the model’s face and hair before they walked out.
Tell us a little about this look?
We wanted to create something that was extremely super natural and we wanted to push a little glowiness to the skin but nothing over done or overt. The idea is that these girls are really expensive looking and their skin looks rich.
What were the products you used?
After we hydrated their skin, we used a little bit of Mac’s Face and Body foundation all over. We picked up on the ball of the eye as well as the high planes of the cheek with a little bit of shine mixing medium, which just gives a little of the shine but not overly greasy. On some of the girls we decided to do a lip. We used a color called Beet. It is a beetroot red that we pushed into the lips using a lip stain. So some of the girls had a stained lips, which looked lovely against the skin.
How did you decide which girls get the lip color?
We based it on the garments, to see which looks would best compliment a lip color.
How is the look created in synergy with the collection?
I think that when we had a conversation with Roksanda, it’s clear that the look is to add to the collection. It needed to be really sleek, minimalist and that was what Roksanda aesthetic as well. She wants something paired down so it doesn’t detract from the clothing but rather just adds to the story.