Goga Ashkenazi debuted Vionnet’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week on September 22.
The French atelier infused elements of the Japanese samurai this season, incorporating kimono silhouettes, silks and soft colors. Hosting the first ever fashion show at the church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie with a live graffiti performance, Vionnet continues to be innovative by including architectural and cultural history into its designs.
We were able to talk to Pablo Rodriguez, MAC’s lead makeup artist, about how he created the look for the show.
“The makeup look for Vionnet this season is inspired by an ancient Japanese Warrior. The only element we took from that is straight eyebrows. They are absolutely straight. There is no arch. So basically what we tried to do was bring the arch down so they look just like a straight line. Apart from that, it’s super natural with really really minimal makeup. Using as little foundation as possible and no powder, I wanted a natural shine from the skin. So it’s just about the eyebrows, that’s the only kind of drastic thing about the look. With the lip, I just took a little bit of the foundation to tone down the pink and leave it with a matte finish. I tried to just go off of the mood boards that inspired the collection and in many of the images you can see they all have really strong eyebrows, so I took it from there but just created a softer version. So it’s not too hard because the clothes are very feminine and settle.”
Skin- Mineralize Face & Body Lotion gently massaged into face with palms.
Foundation- Face & Body applied with hands for light finish.
Eyebrows- Two straight lines in the center of the eyebrows using Coquette eyeshadow first and then Concrete eyeshadow on the edges with Clear Brow Gel on top to set.
Lips- Face & Body Foundation applied lightly on the edges as a highlighter with Prep + Prime lip on top.