Shows how to recreate the seemingly effortless, carefree looks seen on the spring/summer 2015 runways
ranslating runway trends usually requires paring back the out-there and simplifying the surreal, but not this season. Refrains such as “undone”, and “easy” were bandied about backstage, suggesting that the beauty statement for spring is actually more of an understatement—less about what you wear than how you wear it. Yet, out of the simplicity emerged an attitude of boldness and rebellion. Without the constraint of precision application or the practice required for a perfect look, skin, hair, make-up and nails took on a raw quality.
To truly impart this sense of impulse and freedom, make-up artists and hair stylists went easy with their tools. Without the use of brushes, colour felt under-worked and more wearable. The imperfect, irregular textures created by fast-acting fingers gave hair a wholesome, lived-in quality that, after seasons of tiresome tonging and amplified blow-dries, felt fresh and apt for spring.
Make up maven Pat Mcgrath summed up the mood impeccably when she said, “This isn’t a girl sitting in front of a mirror making sure she is perfect. This is a girl that’s lived.”