Yoshiyuki Miyamae named his Issey Miyake Fall â€™14 collection as a â€œRhythmatic Forest,â€ but for make-up artist Alex Box, the collection delineates as â€œpoetic.â€ That specific word had the power to describe the essence of the collection itself, alongside the beauty look that was carried throughout. The harmonious and architectural feel from Miyamaeâ€™s designs was recreated by Boxâ€™s focus on light and serenity for the eyes. The skin was maintained bare but porcelain looking by applying a modest amount of M.A.Câ€™s Strobe Liquid Lotion, alongside respective Studio Sculpt FD depending on the skin tones. A minimal touch of â€œClose To Youâ€ and â€œDusty Mauveâ€ from M.A.Câ€™s Fall â€™14 Trend Forecast Lip Palette was later smudged by hand as blush on the cheeks. For the eyes, Box started countouring them with â€œStorm Cloudâ€ eyeshadow from the Fall 14 Trend Forecast Eye Palette â€“ using first a #109 small brush to delineate, and a #219 small pencil brush for under the eyes. Following, a touch of â€œSuperwattâ€ eyeshadow (almost dusty-brown looking) was applied halfway under the eyes, and â€œPure Flashâ€ (soft-peach hue) for the center of the eyelids â€“ both offered an icy-shimmer. To finish, a bright detail was traced with M.A.Câ€™s Fluid & Coppertone Pencil on the top-and-bottom corner of the eyelids. Lips were later conditioned to increase their glow.
Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman also created a look that connected within the nature aspect of Miyamaeâ€™s designs. By using Wella Profesionals, Souleiman moist the models hair to have a manageable texture, then brushed it all the way to the back â€“ as if trying to make a pony-tail. Souleiman didnâ€™t want to divide the hairâ€™s left-and-right side with an obvious line in the middle, so instead, he carefully combed the sides and swirled each onto two strands that afterwards were twisted into a cone â€“ centered on the headâ€™s back. The result? A polished, structured, and minimalist chignon.
By Jhon Jairo Santos
Fashion Director USA
Photos by Greg Mitola