The color palette for the Francesco Scognamiglio Spring Summer 2017 collection was a bit cooler than one might typically expect. Blacks, whites, the occasional strawberry gold metallic and the ever elegant Willow China floral print in blue and white which served as the most spring-esque of the fabric selections. Keeping with this year’s trend, the designs were of a classically clean cut, including embellishments such as ruffles, lace, embroidery, fringe and just a touch of sparkle here and there. Simple, sophisticated and trend setting is how I would describe the mood, more natural with a defining element adding a bit of subtle pop.
Not unlike the makeup, which shares the same distinctive characteristics. Simple, clean lines, using a cooler color palette to achieve a more natural look with a bit of a pop around the eyes. Clinique once again producing a flawlessly styled look to send down the runway at Milan Fashion Week. Once again I was fortunate enough to venture backstage and observe the artistry of the makeup team. Making it just in time to watch as they prepped the models’ skin using a facial cleansing soap and Clarifying Lotion to gently buff the skin clean before applying the Dramatically Different Moisturizer, which would act as a base for the next step of the process.
This time was a bit different than the last, the Superbalanced Silk Foundation and Airbrushed Concealer were both once again used, however, they were accompanied by the Clinique Chubby Stick foundation which allowed for a little more controlled coverage beneath the eyes. Most of the makeup itself was centered around the eyes in fact, as they were to be, much like the lace and ruffles of the garments, the pop or wow factor of the face. To make them appear bigger and brighter a Clinique Chubby Eye Shadow in the color white was used to rim the eyes, followed by the Chubby Lash Fattening mascara to really make the lashed long and bold. Lastly, the Chubby Stick lip balm was used for a smoother natural lip, the final piece to a fabulously paired overall look.
Backstage at Francesco Scognamiglio