Saks at the Shows: Brunello Cucinelli Spring 2015

Another luxurious and covet-worthy outing for the master Italian brand.

For spring 2015, Brunello Cucinelli welcomed guests to an intimate presentation on Viale Montello where easy elegance was on full display.

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The Furry Sandal Trend Finds New Life at Brunello Cucinelli

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The master tailor opted for slouchy silhouettes but brought the drama through supremely luxe embellishments.

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For spring 2015, Brunello Cucinelli welcomed guests to an intimate presentation on Viale Montello where easy elegance was on full display.

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The Furry Sandal Trend Finds New Life at Brunello Cucinelli

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The master tailor opted for slouchy silhouettes but brought the drama through supremely luxe embellishments.

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Necklaces Were a Dominant Feature in the Accessories Department at the Presentation

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The full array of textiles and embellishment makes the mind reel: feathers, fringe, patterned woven knits – the works. With Brunello Cucinelli you can always rest assured that you’re getting the best quality money can buy.

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 Sweaters Given the Hyper-Luxe Treatment

Bask in one of the real pillars of supreme luxury, Brunello Cucinelli.


Saks at the Shows: Watch the Gucci S/S 2015 Runway Show

Watch Frida Giannini's 70s-inflected ready-to-wear collection go down the runway.

Gucci is one of the quintessential Italian luxury brands in the world. Watch as Frida Giannini, the brand’s brilliant creative director, brings forth a whole new 70s fervor with her latest ready-to-wear collection, straight from Milan Fashion Week. And take note, the runway show below is debuting the Gucci Beauty make-up collection, co-designed by Frida and make-up genius Pat McGrath. Enjoy the show!

 

At long last, Gucci Beauty is yours to own. Experience the brand new cosmetics collection.

Gucci is one of the quintessential Italian luxury brands in the world. Watch as Frida Giannini, the brand’s brilliant creative director, brings forth a whole new 70s fervor with her latest ready-to-wear collection, straight from Milan Fashion Week. And take note, the runway show below is debuting the Gucci Beauty make-up collection, co-designed by Frida and make-up genius Pat McGrath. Enjoy the show!

 

At long last, Gucci Beauty is yours to own. Experience the brand new cosmetics collection.


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.