Yesterday we were lucky enough to shoot backstage at Nicole Farhi's Spring/Summer 12 show held at London's Royal Horticultural Centre. This season Farhi bagged a winning hair and make-up team as Charlotte Tilbury took care of make-up, sending the models out in sunkissed natural but contoured skin and Sam McKnight created a sleek up 'do for the models hair.
We've always loved Michael Kors, but we love him even more after wathcing this behind-the-scenes video of him on set of his signature fragrance commercial. In the short video he explains why he chose Karmen Pedaru to front the commercial and who the Michael Kors woman is.
But he's not alone in the video. Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury makes a quick appearance talking about the brand and throughout you'll spot Mario Testino at work as he shoots Pedaru in a mansion in Malibu.
It's true when the say that DKNY is the polar opposite from Donna Karan's mainline. Where the contemporary sister brand showed fun, playful colours and prints yesterday, the designer stuck to a muted colour palette of varying degrees of sandy tones today. Models looked like goddesses dipped in pure gold with flawless skin and bronzed eyes courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury. “This is very, very clear vision that is all about one palette, which is a big statement for a designer to make,” Linda Fargo, the fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman, told the New York Times. “A lot of designers don’t have that sense of security in themselves to do this. Donna is a Zen master right now.”
The first look - featuring an intentionally crumpled jacket styled with a slinky dress with a high slit - set the tone for the rest of the collection introducing an interesting experimentation with contrasting textures. One minute models came down the runway in flesh tones on barely there floor length whimsical embellished dresses and the next, Karan showed jackets and coats in heavier fabrics with a crumpled undone feel to great effect. The theme of 'raw romance' was clear in the elegant movement on bias cut gowns and the beautifully draped floor length creations, which were ultimately the collection's strong point.