Guess who’s teaming up with Nars this spring
When fashion designer Erdem – whose fans include Kate Middleton and Keira Knightley – collaborated with H&M to launch a capsule high-street collection last November, people queued outside stores all night and items sold out within hours. Here’s an advance warning for Thursday, when the designer’s first make-up range Erdem for Nars comes to life under the name Strange Flowers. Unveiled backstage at Erdem’s London Fashion Week A/W 18 show, the 13-piece collection was used by make-up artist Val Garland to create Erdem’s vision of a beautiful, aristocratic girl wandering around her garden, with hints of the roaring 20s about her. The slightly opalescent Multi-Use Highlighting Pencil in White Phox (below, €24) adds a healthy glow to the complexion, while the satin black Matira and matt brown Fauna from the Night Garden Eyeshadow Palette (top left, €40) lend lids depth and definition. As to the collection’s sellout superstar, I would place my bets on the unusual but ravishing Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette (top right, €40, all available from narscosmetics.com). Prep lips with the balm, then use the brush to apply one of four shades. Pick from shimmering rose gold Zira through to Ottoman, a scarlet with a suede-like finish. Pretty but bold and in packaging illustrated with the designer’s signature florals, it is a typical Erdem take on eerie, beautiful romanticism. Get ready to snap it up.