Retro-Vintage with a Feminine Edge at Preen

For their NY show, British design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi of Preen focused on juxtapositions.

  • Masculine with a feminine edge.
  • Sculptural Victorian corsetry mixed with futuristic fabrics.
  • Abstract rock chic with floating chiffon layers and messy hemlines.
  • Bondage and fetish combined with delicate peek-a boo laces.
  • Bodycon detailing mixed with tulip shapes.
  • Fluid draping with stretch-mesh panels.
  • Muted greys and silvers with flashes of vibrant yellow and sugary pinks.

The consistency of the Preen show was the healthy looks of the models. From their tanned skin to their glossy hair that shimmered more brightly that the silver fabrics of their clothes, it was a far cry from the gothic and stark make-up looks seen in other shows.

Hair was sleek and blowdried without looking harsh or overdone, thanks to Bumble And Bumble products including Surf Spray. To create this look at home, follow Bumble And Bumble’s hairstylists’ advice and after blowdrying, run your fingers through the entire hair to create movement.

Models looked fresh thanks to futuristic make-up complete with livening white shimmery eyes created by MAC make-up artist James Kaliardos. This look was created by using MAC Moisture Care concealer to hide blemishes and imperfections, rather than heavy foundations. Mac Pro Cheek colour in ‘Sculpt’ was then used on the eyelids as well as on the cheeks to defineand highlight the cheekbones. Lips were coated in Lip conditioner with white eyeliner used to create an illusion of a plump centre lip.

The final touches and the most striking effect to try at home was the use of shimmering MAC Pro Pigment in Platinum, which was applied to the inner corner of the eyes to illuminate the eyes and has the added benefit of brightening the entire face.

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