Saks at the Shows: Backstage with Pat McGrath at Gucci ’15

See Gucci Beauty in action directly from backstage at Gucci's Spring 2015 show in Milan.

Backstage at the Gucci Spring 2015 show, we found make-up genius Pat McGrath with her army of artists in tow, prepping Frida Giannini’s Gucci girls with her very own Gucci Beauty make-up collection, which she co-designed for the Italian luxury house. The make-up look is essential to the overall impact of a Gucci runway show, so for this debut collection, Frida and Pat honed in on the iconic six colors that have become signatures on the ready-to-wear catwalk: gold, black, red, ottanio, bronze and copper.

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Beauty Artist and Gucci Beauty Co-Designer Pat McGrath Backstage at Gucci Spring 2015

“We looked at past archives including the fabrics and leathers,” said Pat McGrath about developing this debut cosmetics line alongside Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. “Frida gave me all of her favorite colors and there were so many reference points. It’s very rich packaging with very brave colors.”

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Gucci’s First Line of Cosmetics Backstage at the Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Show 

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Backstage at the Gucci Spring 2015 show, we found make-up genius Pat McGrath with her army of artists in tow, prepping Frida Giannini’s Gucci girls with her very own Gucci Beauty make-up collection, which she co-designed for the Italian luxury house. The make-up look is essential to the overall impact of a Gucci runway show, so for this debut collection, Frida and Pat honed in on the iconic six colors that have become signatures on the ready-to-wear catwalk: gold, black, red, ottanio, bronze and copper.

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Beauty Artist and Gucci Beauty Co-Designer Pat McGrath Backstage at Gucci Spring 2015

“We looked at past archives including the fabrics and leathers,” said Pat McGrath about developing this debut cosmetics line alongside Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. “Frida gave me all of her favorite colors and there were so many reference points. It’s very rich packaging with very brave colors.”

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Gucci’s First Line of Cosmetics Backstage at the Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Show 

As to the beauty look of the day, Pat noted that “Today’s Gucci girl is contemporary, eclectic. She’s dressing herself, she’s pleasing herself. So this season, Frida wanted the girls to look like themselves, but also wanted to play with the new colors that we’ve got in the new collection.”

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Liner Up Top with a Smudge of Iconic Gold Below Lends the Gucci Girls a Polished, Natural Look

“We have the Tuscan Storm palette, which is very beautiful and has a light brown. Use a wet brush, closer lashes. We also used the light brown very softly. Just a smudge of Iconic gold under the eyes. The Gucci Eye Opulent Mascara on top lashes only. Eyebrows have been groomed softly. We’ve used the Lustrous Glow Foundation and the Face Luxe Finishing Powder only where needed. It is a very simple, natural look,” Pat added.

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When asked about how a natural skin-glow was being emphasized Pat said, “Frida wanted the girls to look really fresh, as if they’re wearing nothing, but still with that Gucci polish. So we used the foundation with a brush and fingers, almost like a moisturizer and then I layered it slowly, using the Face Luminous Perfecting Concealer in the areas that need more help. It’s really about using your foundation as a moisturizer, we always talk about this, and then touching up gradually over areas that need more using foundation and concealer, just so it’s really transparent.”

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The Beauty Takeaway at Gucci: Keep it Fresh and Fun

“The takeaway is to keep it fresh, but still play a bit with some of Gucci’s iconic colors,” Pat said backstage. “They are the colors that are in a way simple to wear, but at the same time they’re fun. And there is something new with the gold underneath the eyes.”

 

Take a piece of beauty history home with you with the Saks-exclusive Gucci Beauty collection.


Saks at the Shows: Erdem Spring 2015

After years on the scene, this may prove to be the benchmark collection Erdem Moralioglu needed to rank him among the contemporary greats.

Erdem Moralioglu has been a highly regarded fixture on the London Fashion Week scene for years now, but with his latest collection for Spring 2015, he may just become a venerated one. The acclaim is across the board and one doesn’t need to dig deep to find what’s so laudable about this outing. It’s undeniable gorgeousness was easy to spot on every look.

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Erdem’s Savage Garden

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Erdem Moralioglu has been a highly regarded fixture on the London Fashion Week scene for years now, but with his latest collection for Spring 2015, he may just become a venerated one. The acclaim is across the board and one doesn’t need to dig deep to find what’s so laudable about this outing. It’s undeniable gorgeousness was easy to spot on every look.

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Erdem’s Savage Garden

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Erdem, the Canadian-Turkish designer, who was inspired by Victorian biologist Marianne North, created variegated tops and floor-grazing dresses embroidered with scenes right out of a greenhouse overflowing with fecundity. Pastiches of the natural world, mottled together with thousands of strips of colored chiffon, never looked so good.

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Erdem’s Green Thumb

Fall under the spell of Erdem’s Fall 2014 collection.


Saks at the Shows: Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015

See how Christopher Bailey brings this season to life with quirky plays on shearling and denim.

Christopher Bailey sent out another one of his tour de forces for the Spring 2015 Burberry Prorsum show. Does any house have a name as apropos, considering that Prorsum is Latin for “forwards”?

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Burberry Prorsum Rethinks the Traditional Denim Jacket

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Jourdan Dunn Looking Stunning in a Cropped Lilac Jacket and Tiered Pleated Skirt

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Christopher Bailey sent out another one of his tour de forces for the Spring 2015 Burberry Prorsum show. Does any house have a name as apropos, considering that Prorsum is Latin for “forwards”?

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Burberry Prorsum Rethinks the Traditional Denim Jacket

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Jourdan Dunn Looking Stunning in a Cropped Lilac Jacket and Tiered Pleated Skirt

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Every season, the Burberry trench gets a new makeover, but this season, Bailey was more interested in how he could transform denim, not just on trenches, but on coat-dresses, cropped little mini-moto jackets with tufts of shearling running down plackets and juxtaposing the humble material against shiny tech-latex.

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Besides denim, there was also a great abundance of pailettes, that covered entire midi skirts and even tank-dresses. One touch familiar to the Burberry Prorsum repertoire were the swathed skirts – a look that has become a staple of the house’s evening-wear pieces.

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And in keeping with the unstoppable comfy shoe trend, Bailey sent out his models in sneakers and mock-Tevas. They’ll sell like hot-cakes come springtime.

 

Get your hands on Burberry Prorsum’s incredible Fall 2014 collection.