Clothes: Hold onto your seats, because this clothing collection, hair, makeup and nails are on a whole new level. Up and coming designer David Koma spoke to be about an hour before his Spring 2012 runway show saying,
"My inspiration came from Polynesian tribes. The clothes are very futuristic and very modern. I wanted to take the skin art element from the tribes and develop them into prints to create a second skin. I was also inspired by Peter Janson sculptures and unusual movement. The iridescent in the clothing represents movement and the way that light changes everything."
Hair: Kenna, creative director for ghd also talks about how the models are channeling a futuristic tribe of girls whose hair represents the positive and negative paneling in David's clothes. The front is a simple, shiny arrow whilst the back is more complex. He achieved this look by sectioning hair into symmetric panels and binding them in the corners with twine elastic. Next, he connected all six of the panels into one ponytail. As a finishing touch, he straightened the ends and applied Final Fix Hairspray all over for hold and shine.
Makeup: Mel Arter was the main woman behind the team of MAC artists on hand. Again, since there was such a strong tribal theme in clothing, she wanted to emulate this style in the makeup, Mel said, "Think superhuman with lots of reflection." MAC Face and Body Foundation was used on the skin to keep it fresh and Luna Cream Colour Base was patted on the high cheekbone and nose as highlighter. Brows and lashes were left bare, but eyelids were coated in Clear Lip Glass to the brow and then blue reflective glitter was gently placed on top of the lash line. Fluidline Eyeliner in Waveline was drawn in the inner corner of the eyes and lastly, concealer was dabbed on the lips for a clean, muted look.
Nails: Marion Newman was the creative force behind these ultracool nails for Minx. Marion told me that she used devorè as her inspiration. "Devorè", she explained, "is a pattern in the fabric that looks burnt in. So nails are interpreting the devorè with a clear edge and a clear design with white etching that goes on top. Every dress has blockcolour in it (yellow, pink, blue), so exactly the same thing goes into the nails. Underneath is colour (to match the colour dress that the model is wearing) and then the devorè goes over."
Photos by Jamie Roy, FabSugarUK
Besides gabbing about clothes, lucky FabSugarUK also got to learn a bit about her brand-new shorter hairdo (which her mum describes as "so Marilyn") that she was donning styled by hairdresser Lyndell Mansfield.
To find out all about what Fearne had to say about her hair, and her top secret nail project that's in the works for September, just read more