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New York Fashion Week With Dick Page [BACKSTAGE Report Fall/Winter 2012]

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WITH DICK PAGE

FALL/WINTER 2012

FEBRUARY 11  BAND OF OUTSIDERS
FEBRUARY 13  ZERO+MARIA CORNEJO
FEBRUARY 14  MARC BY MARC JACOBS & NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
FEBRUARY 15  MICHAEL KORS

BEAUTY TRENDS

The Fall 2012 New York Collections displayed a wide range of color in what is traditionally a season of muted earth tones. Reinterpreting their Spring palettes for the Fall season, New York designers favored rich tones of orange and red, mustard yellow, green, blue and purple, balanced with neutrals of camel, taupe, gray, white and the fashion favorite, black. Textiles varied to reflect the diversity of designer aesthetics, ranging from traditional plaids, tweeds and blanket stripes, to experimental metallic, color block, photographic prints and modernist art and motifs. Fall requires warmth and comfort and options included bulky hand-knits, leather and multiple fur offerings. Trends and influences that emerged were tailoring, masculinity, military, Asia, texture and layering. The cold weather season produced longer lengths that were fluid and sophisticated, allowing a smooth transition from work to leisure, all complimented with modest height footwear for ease of movement.

Dick Page embraced this season of color in the carefully defined deep crimson lips at Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez, in a rosy, flushed cheeks at Zero+Maria Cornejo and Michael Kors and the sun-kissed bronze glow at Band of Outsiders. The work of artist, Gerhard Richter influenced the Narciso Rodriguez collection and Dick’s interpretation was expressed in bold orange and chartreuse eye colors. A flexible approach allowed Dick Page to experiment with color and products for exciting and innovative results.

FACE

The face of Fall 2012 was “uncomplicated” and “effortless”, articulated as intentionally “matte” or naturally “transparent”.

At Michael Kors, Dick depicted a chic, globetrotting sophisticate. He started with a wash of foundation and opted for a dry brush application of lip color, Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501) to the apples of the cheeks. He diffused it with a foundation on a damp sponge and extended the rosy, healthy color to the jawline. Powder along the T-zone finished the look.

At Zero+Maria Cornejo, Dick kept the skin clean and moisturized, adding a bright, energized flush to the cheeks with lip color, Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501). He blended it from the apples of the cheeks toward the hairline in a chevron shape, along the nose bridge and lightly on the forehead.

A wash of foundation created a “simple and uncomplicated” base for the dramatic eyes and lips at Narciso Rodriguez, while Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dick created a matte, velvety finish with a wash of foundation to compliment the deep lip color.

For the Southwestern themed Band of Outsiders show, Dick offered a moody, outdoorsy glow. He started with a wash of foundation for matte yet luminous skin, followed by Bronzer #1 blended with Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) dusted on the cheek center, nose bridge, forehead and chin and blended well for seamless color.

EYES

Fall 2012 eye look were understated or noteworthy. Dick favored a delicate palette of Shimmering Cream Shadow Eye Color in Mist (WT901) and Pale Shell (PK214) for luminous eyes to compliment the artistically urban Zero+Maria Cornejo collection. He mixed the two shades and blended from the lash line to above the crease and under the lower lash line. Using a damp fluff brush, he applied Luminizing Satin Shadow Eye Color in Paperwhite (WT907) along the upper lid for added weight.

At the modern art inspired Narciso Rodriguez show, Dick created two makeup variations: “punky” Look 1 focused on the eyes and “alternative” Look 2 focused on the lips. Look 1 featured captivating chartreuse and warm orange custom cream eye colors. Dick applied them in a painterly manner on the lid, crease and near the brow. To recreate these looks, try Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Techno Gold (GD803) and Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Fire (OR302).

Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Black #1 was applied in a sketchy, intentionally imperfect manner, reinforcing the ” punky” attitude. Look 2 eyes and brows were left bare to elevate the lip color.

Framed by a weighted, natural-tone brow at Michael Kors, Dick applied a blend of Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) and High Beam White (WT905) with a shadow fluff brush to the inner eye corner and entire lid for a subtle gleam. He worked the curler in stages along the lashes and finished with Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) on the upper lashes.

At Band of Outsiders a light touch of Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905) was applied to the inner eye corner in a wedge shape, then blended and diffused for a subtle desert glow.

Dick utilized Shimmering Cream Eye Color to create custom blends of Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912), Leather (BR306) and Sable (BR709) to enhance and strengthen the brows at Band of Outsiders, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors.

LIPS

Dick favored lips that were wither subtle or vibrant. Of the two makeup variations at Narciso Rodriguez, the ” punky” Look 1 featured colorful eyes counterbalanced with soft lips tinted with Lacquer Rouge in Camel (BE306), lightly tapped on by fingertip. In contrast, the “alternative” Look 2 balanced a natural eye with vivid lips that drew from the colors in the collection.

Dick created three custom lips tones: orange using Lacquer Rouge Blaze (OR508), red using Drama (RD501) and oxblood using Savage (RD702). The “painted, ladylike lip” was achieved using a small shadow brush to follow the natural lip line.

At Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dick highlighted the entire lip area with a blend of Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) and High Beam White (WT905). He then used a fluff shadow brush to studiously apply a custom matte red lip color for a defined lip. He blotted and reapplied to achieve a solid color.

To create a similar look, try Perfect Rouge in Cerise (RD516) and Valentine (RD415).

Red was prevalent at the rustic chic merged with 30s glamour Michael Kors collection. Dick toned down the natural lip color with a touch of foundation, then used Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501), the same red color he chose for the cheeks, applied in a precise manner, then blotted and reapplied three times to set.

In contrast, at Zero+Maria Cornejo, Dick created a natural effect with two lip shades: Lacquer Rouge in Portrait (RD203) dabbed on for a soft shape, blotted and then followed with a wash of Drama (RD501).

The two makeup variations at Band of Outsiders were subtle. The Girl-Boy lips featured Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905) applied to balm-moistened lips along the upper lip line. The Girl-Girl lips were softened with foundation applied by sponge, followed by Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne (RD607) applied to the inner lower lip for a trace of prairie color.

BAND OF OUTSIDERS

Ennio Morricone, “The good, the Bad and the Ugly.” We’re in the Wild, Wild West.
Dusty. Desert.
The whole idea of a woman coming out from the desert.

GET THE LOOK

The Fall 2012 Band of Outsiders Collection paid homage to the American Southwest, translate into earthy tones for prairie chic. Dick illustrated the theme with an effortless, “nothingy” makeup look that hinted at “a woman coming out from the desert”.

Dick created separate variations for the two lines represented in the collection; the Boy-Girl lips were muted while the Girl-Girl lips revealed a hint of red. Both looks shared a “warm, dusty” sun bronzed face that hinted at an outdoor lifestyle.

The face featured a matte-luminous finish as a starting point for bronzer and shimmer, in the “center of the face” which Dick referred to as the “sun-soaked zone.” Dick moisturized the face using Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream, evened the skin with a wash of foundation, and concentrated Bronzer in Light 1 to the forehead, upper cheekbones and chin. Dick then applied a combination of Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with High Beam White (WT905), followed by a blend of Soft Beam Gold mixed with loose translucent powder.

Using a large powder brush, he combined Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with Bronzer in Light 1 and applied it to the center of the cheek, bridge of nose and forehead, with just a touch on the chin. A strong, earthy brow anchored the eyes, while subtle highlighting on the lid let eyes shine. Dick enhanced and defined the brows by applying a blend of Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912) and Leather (BR306).

For the Boy-Girl look, using Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905), Dick created a wedge shape at the inner eye corner, then blended and diffused. For the Girl-Girl look, combining Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with High Beam White (WT905), Dick targeted the inner eye corner and under the brow arch, creating highlights around the eyes.

With the focus on skin and brows, Dick “erased” the lips with foundation and created two neutral looks. For Boy-Girl, he applied Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905) along the edge of the upper lip line, followed by Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment, applied and blotted. For Girl-Girl, Dick added Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne (RD607, launching Fall 2012) to the inner lower lip for a hint of “just bitten” color.

Girl Girl

FACE
Shiseido foundation
Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206)
and High Beam White (WT905)
Bronzer in Light 1

EYES
Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206)
and High Beam White (WT905)
Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Meadow (BE204),
Caviar (BK912) or Leather (BR306) for eyebrow

LIPS
Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne (RD607, launching Fall 2012)

Girl Boy

FACE
Shiseido foundation
Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206)
and High Beam White (WT905)
Bronzer in Light 1

EYES
Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905)
Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Meadow (BE204),
Caviar (BK912) or Leather (BR306) for eyebrow

LIPS
Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment
Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905)

THE DESIGNER

A California native, Scott Sternberg was employed in the talent agent industry in Los Angeles before he redirected his focus toward fashion and design. Sternberg launched ‘Band of Outsiders’ as a menswear label in 2004, his womenswear label, ‘Boy’ in 2007, followed by a more feminine womens line, ‘Girl’. His line of fitted polo shirts, wryly called, ‘This is Not a Polo’ soon followed. Band of Outsiders is preppy and traditional with a hip, stylish twist. Sophistication is evident in the tailoring, which promotes a casual, flattering fit ideal for a modern, youthful lifestyle. Sternberg remains based in Los Angeles and his collections exude a West Coast beach-centric relaxation of carefree, understated elegance. His unconventional approach to business and design generated attention from fashion community peers, garnering him the 2008 CFDA Swarowski Award for Menswear.

FALL 2012 COLLECTION

Set against a backdrop of American southwest rock formations and referencing Sergio Leone’s western film, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Scott Sternberg set the tone for his Fall 2012 Band of Outsiders collection. Sternberg’s recent travels to Mexico inspired his interest in the cultural traditions and styles that merge at the intersection of the United States and Mexico. The feminine Girl line interpreted frontier chic in long, flowing prairie skirts and dresses that included modern one-shoulder and halter versions, hand knit sweaters, fur, and romantic prints of petit floral and leaf fronds, and Mexican embroidery. The fit was loose and carefree, and the palette of dusty earth tones of beige, celadon, bisque and sun-faded ombré plaids eluded to dry desert heat. The more masculine Boy line may have been referencing the lawman component of the story but it raised the sophistication level with chic tailoring and a focus on outerwear. A monotone ivory blazer shown with ankle-ribbed pants, and a blanket stripe poncho paired with body hugging skirt were particularly elegant. The Boy line offered richer tones of camel, caramel, gray, loden, sunset orange and periwinkle blue. The show concluded with black tuxedo themed floor length dresses. Many looks were shown with fur as scarves or outerwear, and chunky socks with boots.

ZERO+MARIA CORNEJO

Animated, engaged. I wanted the girls to look kind of sexy and excited.
Brightness, freshness, energy – that’s what I was after.

GET THE LOOK

Dick referred to the Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2012 collection makeup look as “all about contrast and reflection.” As a counterpoint to the modernist urban collection of asymmetrical lines, bold colors and photographic prints, Dick created “slightly scrubby, bright makeup” which eluded to “animated and engaged freshness and energy.”

The face featured clean, effortless, “believable” skin while the “frost bitten flush” offered an image of “brightness” and excitement. To a well-moisturized base, Dick applied the lip color, Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501, launching Fall 2012) to the apples of the cheeks, blending up and out toward the hairline in a chevron shape. He then added the color along the nose bridge and a touch on the forehead. Blending was completed with a brush.

The eyes were treated to a soft palette of pale pink and white for a bright halo effect. Dick mixed Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist (WT901) with Pale Shell (PK214) and blended across the eye, extending slightly above the crease and beneath the lower lash line. He diffused the color to create a “haze” around the eye. With a damp fluff brush, he applied Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Paperwhite (WT907) in a thin line along the upper lash line to accent and add weight to the upper lid, creating “backwards eyeliner.” No mascara was used and brows were kept natural.

Subtle color followed the natural shape of the upper lip in an undefined manner. Dick dabbed on Lacquer Rouge in Portrait (RD203, launching Fall 2012), blotted and then added a wash of Drama (RD501). He then highlighted the center upper lip using a combination of Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist (WT901) and Pale Shell (PK214).

FACE
Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501, launching Fall 2012)

EYE
Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist (WT901) and Pale Shell (PK214)
Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Paperwhite (WT907)

LIPS
Lacquer Rouge in Portrait (RD203, launching Fall 2012)

THE DESIGNER

Maria Cornejo represents the global designer of the twenty-first century. Born in Chile, raised in England, where she was partner in the innovative label, ‘Richmond Cornejo,’ and with design experience in Paris, Milan and Tokyo, she currently resides in New York as a new citizen of the United States with her two children and husband, photographer, Mark Borthwick. Zero + Maria Cornejo was developed in 1998 as a store and atelier in New York’s Nolita district, adopting the name “zero” for it’s symbolism of a pure point of departure. Cornejo’s designs are architectural, minimalist and often integrate textiles derived from her photographs, alluding to her artistic background in graphic design. She freely experiments with volume and geometry, incorporating unconventional angles into her bias cut garments. Cornejo was recipient of the Smithsonian Institute Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2006 and her creations are regularly displayed in museum exhibitions. In addition to her Greenwich Village and enlarged Nolita shops in New York, Cornejo expanded to the west coast with her first shop in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue.

FALL 2012 COLLECTION

Maria Cornejo recently became a citizen of the United States, which caused her to reflect on her identity and how it has developed over time to form the Zero + Maria Cornejo signature style. Cornejo is an artist at heart, and her methods of enveloping the body indicate her understanding of clothing as a sculptural, three-dimensional medium. Her trademark is asymmetry and she toys with unconventional shapes, like her signature cocoon coat, and proportions that are always feminine and flattering. Bias cuts allow the garments to skim the body with ease and this season Cornejo added tailored components that had an urban flair. Neutrals of black, white, gray and taupe coordinated seamlessly with rich tones of chartreuse, indigo, malachite, forest, turquoise and purple. Split necklines and funnel collars were feminine and flattering. Leather and fur hinted at the Fall season but these clothes, specifically the expanded evening looks, are seasonless. Lengths hovered below the knee and accessories were modernist and architectural.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Bright in the face, depth in the eyebrow, black mascara. And then this really flat idea of the red in the lip.
It’s almost a cartoon.

Energy, animation, excitement.

GET THE LOOK

The Fall 2012 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection theme of “Sophisticated 80s” was a mix of jewel tones, 60s vintage and military accessories that added a hint of structure, which Dick interpreted as “energy, animation and excitement.” To a “bright” face, Dick added depth in a “strong brow” and a graphic, deep red “really flat lip” that was charmingly “borderline cartoony.”

The Marc by Marc Jacobs face featured matte, velvety “energized skin” that appeared “perfectly flat,” yet allowed the natural rosiness of the cheeks to peek through. Upon a well-moisturized face, Dick applied a wash of foundation to correct imperfections. No color was used on the cheeks.

To add weight to the brow, Dick created custom blends of cream shadows for each model and applied them with a fluff brush. He selected Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709), Meadow (BE204) and Caviar (BK912) for brunettes, and Leather (BR306) for redheads. To achieve a “brightness in the face,” Dick used a fluff brush to blend Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with High Beam White (WT905) and applied it around the entire eye area for a halo effect. Lashes were curled if needed, followed by Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) on the upper lashes only.

Dick created a customized, concentrated, rich crimson lip shade for each model. Describing the texture, he explained, “This is what lipstick is like before they finish making it…waxy and condensed.” Using a small eye shadow brush, Dick opted for a precise, defined application; blotting, reapplying color, and blotting again to formulate a solid, “flat” color. To create a similar look, try Perfect Rouge in Cerise (RD516) and Valentine (RD415).

FACE
Shiseido foundation

EYES
Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709),
Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912) or Leather (BR306) for eyebrow
Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206)
and High Beam White (WT905)
Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901)

LIPS
Custom matte red shade*
*Alternative: Perfect Rouge in Cerise (RD516) and Valentine (RD415)

THE DESIGNER

Marc Jacobs is a native New Yorker and majored in fashion at the H.S. of Art & Design and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC. He launched the Marc Jacobs label in 1986 with partner, Robert Duffy, began his ongoing position as Creative Director at Louis Vuitton in Paris in 1997 where he created the company’s first clothing line, followed by the creation of the Marc by Marc Jacobs label for a younger market in 2001. There are over 200 Marc by Marc Jacobs stores in 80 countries. Balancing his multiple roles and responsibilities on two continents, Jacobs continues to produce groundbreaking, trendsetting collections in artistic presentations. Passionate about and motivated by the world of art and artists, Jacobs is recognized as an innovator who follows his own design path when creating his highly anticipated collections. Jacobs has received an impressive seven CFDA awards in Womenswear, Menswear, International and Accessories categories and the French Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award. Jacobs resides in New York and Paris.

FALL 2012 COLLECTION

The Fall 2012 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was an eclectic collection of styles, which is exactly how his young customers choose to dress. The theme of Sophisticated 80s recalls that era’s affection for mixing new and vintage pieces. Nerdy librarian buttoned-up blouses, full and pleated skirts, oxfords with socks and horn-rimmed eyeglasses blended with vintage military sailor pants, belted coats, heavy ankle boots and brimmed hats. Patterns included dark florals, large checks, alternating stripes, dots, oversized letters and color blocking in a palette red, royal, mustard, gray, brown, navy, black and white. Texture was introduced in bouclé, tweed, velvet and fur. Elements of cool were found in vivid rainbow plaid, ombré stripes and bronze and electric blue metallic evening pieces. All were dressed down with flat boots and socks, suggesting a casual, pulled together at the last minute chic.

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ

The idea is to play with color, and to play with detail in the face.
Hard core, painted, graphic, punky, simple, easy.

GET THE LOOK

For the Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 modern art influenced collection, Dick said, “the idea is to play with color.” He created two looks: a “punky” version with strong colorful eyes, and an alternative, “ladylike” version with emphasized lips. In contrast to the meticulously constructed, color-infused clothing, Dick “wanted aggression in the face” for a “punky” attitude. Based on the concept of duality, the two looks represented the “contrast between pristine and mismatched”, and extended to models exiting in a “random” makeup lineup to convey their individuality over uniformity.

The clean, simple and uncomplicated face served as a base for dramatic eyes and lips. To clean, well-moisturized skin, Dick applied a wash of Shiseido foundation to correct imperfections. Using a foundation sponge, he “lost” the edge of the lip, softening the demarcation line. He applied concealer as needed, avoiding the eye area.

The “punky” look featured a strong, “scribbly, cat-scratch” look with two variations: orange and chartreuse. Leaving the middle lid bare, Dick applied a blend of cream shadow using a fluff brush across the lid, crease and close to the brow, leaving space between the color and outer eyebrow. To recreate these looks, try using Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Techno Gold (GD803) and Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Fire (OR302). Dick then used a small eye shadow brush to apply Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Black (1) in a thick, haphazard line across the top lash line. Using the same brush, he created a scratchy line along the bottom lash line. The look was “scribbly” and intentionally imperfect. No mascara was used, and brows were left natural. The ladylike look focused on the lips, and the eyes and brows were left bare.

“Pulling colors from the collection” for the “ladylike” look, Dick created three versions of a “painted” lip in orange, red and oxblood from the New Lacquer Rouge line (launching Fall 2012). After moisturizing with lip balm, Dick used a small eye shadow brush to apply Lacquer Rouge in Blaze (OR508), Drama (RD501) or Savage (RD702), following the natural lip line. For the subtle, “punky” look lip, Dick applied Lacquer Rouge in Camel (BE306), tapped on by fingertip to “tone down” the natural lip color.

#1 Look

FACE
Shiseido foundation

EYES
Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Black
Custom cream shadow*
*Alternative: Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Techno Gold (GD803) and Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Fire (OR302)

LIPS
Lacquer Rouge in Camel (BE306, launching Fall 2012)

#2 Look

FACE
Shiseido foundation

LIPS
Lacquer Rouge in Blaze (OR508), Drama (RD501)
or Savage (RD702) launching Fall 2012

THE DESIGNER

Narciso Rodriguez is a native of New Jersey and majored in fashion at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. His design career includes working with Donna Karan at Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, and Tse in New York, and Cerruti and Loewe in Europe. He launched his own collection in 1997 and was awarded the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear, which honors emerging designers in 2002, followed by the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award the next year in 2003. A tailor of exacting standards, Rodriguez constructs his garments like a master draftsman, employing darts and seams with impeccable precision to create clothing that is minimalist, graceful and feminine. He is keenly inspired by art and photography, and often manipulates and collages images, which evolve into innovative textiles, applications and finishes. This season, Rodriguez introduced a new line of footwear and handbags that gracefully complimented his collection. Internationally recognizable women of style favor the refined perfection instilled in Narciso Rodriguez designs.

FALL 2012 COLLECTION

When designing his Fall 2012 collection Narciso Rodriguez drew inspiration from a blend of modern art images and collages, including the work of German painter, Gerhard Richter. Richter experiments freely with color and Rodriguez described this season’s palette as, “quite rich and much more complicated than I usually get with color.” Reds ranged from dark bordeaux to sunset orange and greens spanned from loden to chartreuse, tempered with putty, chocolate, grape, black and white. Solids coordinated with tweeds, geometric pieced tops, fur and leather. Rodriguez is known for his work on the bias and this season it evolved into “cutting and piecing” that “flowed around the torso.” The figure skimming clothes spiraled sensuously around the body resulting in asymmetrical collars and hems. Rodriguez experimented with volume in his outerwear, opening the show with a sculptural, bell shaped coat. “I love the idea of things that peel and reveal,” Narciso said, when describing how upper layers folded back to expose different colors, textures and finishes underneath. The evening skirts appeared to have had the front peeled away, leaving the back panel to trail elegantly behind.

MICHAEL KORS

Really high glamour.
A brightness and energy in the face, so highlights, eye brow, red lip, wind-burned cheek, cold.

GET THE LOOK

Rugged elegance was the theme of the red infused Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection, which spanned from rustic luxury by day to 30s Art Deco glamour by night. Dick’s interpretation of sportif sophistication was a “head-to-toe brightness” that he described as, “fresh and real.”

The face featured a rosy “flush, like after a morning of skiing, an hour in a hot tub.” Upon a well-moisturized face, Dick applied a wash of foundation to correct imperfections. To create a chevron-shaped flush on the cheeks, Dick applied a small amount of the concentrated lip color, Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501, launching Fall 2012) to the apple of the cheek with a dry brush technique, then added foundation on a damp base sponge to diffuse the cheek and extend the color to the jawline.

The eyes were given a sophisticated “transparent, easy, flexible” look that can transpose effortlessly from day to night. To suggest weight in the brow, Dick enhanced each model’s natural brow color with a customized mixture of Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709), Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912), and Leather (BR306). Using a shadow fluff brush, Dick blended Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206) with High Beam White (WT905) and applied it to the inner eye corner, blending out over the entire lid. He then walked the curler along the lashes in stages and finished with Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) on the upper lashes.

The strong “après ski” red lips coordinated with the prevalent red color story in the collection. Dick toned down the natural lip color using a bit of foundation, then applied Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501, launching Fall 2012) with a fluff brush to the entire lip area in a defined, precise manner. He blotted and reapplied three times to set the color.

FACE
Shiseido foundation
Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501, launching Fall 2012)

EYES
Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold (BE206)
and High Beam White (WT905)
Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901)
Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709), Meadow (BE204), Caviar (BK912) or Leather (BR306) for eyebrow

THE DESIGNER

Michael Kors personifies the modern, fast pace of his native New York which colors his exuberate personality and designs. The son of a fashion model, Kors was introduced to design at a young age, studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and established his own business in 1981 at the age of twenty-two. While maintaining his own company, Kors was also Creative Director for French label, Celine from 1997 until 2003, and in 2004 he launched his secondary labels, ‘Michael’ and ‘Kors.’ His expertise and wit as a panelist on the “Project Runway” television series since 2004, has turned Michael Kors into a household name. His much anticipated, newly-public firm, in which Kors holds the title of Chief Creative Officer, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange this month. Kors is steadfastly loyal to his philosophy of producing polished, quintessential American sportswear. His simplified, sophisticated silhouettes in flattering fit and proportion utilize luxurious materials and finishes. Kors is a recipient of CFDA Awards in both Womenswear and Menswear categories, and received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

FALL 2012 COLLECTION

The Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection theme was “Rugged Elegance,” and that conflicting term describes Kors’ view that “most people have that contradictory side to them, so you’re tough and sweet at the same time.” Viewed through the lens of sporty, globetrotting couples that “manage to have very busy lives, travel the world and be very glamorous,” Kors referenced 30’s Hollywood “it” couple, Gable and Lombard and today’s Pitt and Jolie. Duality was expressed in satin and lace mixed with lush textures – Kors said fashion reflects the times and the prevailing desire “to feel cozy and comfortable” was interpreted in supple mohair, hand-knits, tweed, leather, fur and nostalgic plaid, buffalo check and blanket stripes. Red and black were the key colors in a collection of neutrals including ivory, camel, saddle, gray. Rustic fringed blanket skirts and ponchos were styled for the city and melded seamlessly with slim sheaths and suits, bias cuts and long, languid silhouettes that elongated the body. The Art Deco 30s eveningwear of screen siren gowns in gold, silver and crystal beading with sheer lace insets will be at home on the red carpet.

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This set of Backstage Report came together with the newly launched Shiseido Lacquer Rouge press files and after going through it, I think it’s pretty interesting in terms of the beauty trends this upcoming season.

Two of my favorite looks would be the Girl Boy Look from Band of Outsiders and of course the one for Marc by Marc Jacobs. Looks like I may have to run out to buy Cerise and Valentine soon. I also like the idea of blending lip colors on cheeks but not sure if it will work in Singapore.

What is your favorite look from this set?

Thank you for looking.

12 thoughts on “New York Fashion Week With Dick Page [BACKSTAGE Report Fall/Winter 2012]

    • Hi Ra,
      LOL.. Only edited the pictures for this post, rest are from the company..
      I think it’s super interesting and I love the looks created so I shared =)
      Hope you find some inspiration from here xx
      TGIF

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