There is always something about red lips, slicked hair, and a little bit of leather that does wonders for a woman’s confidence and inner femme fatale. Jason Wu, for me, has never been quite so dark – I’ve always appreciated his clean lines, ethereal lace and sheer mastery and balletic movement in his dresses. So, needless to say, it was a pleasant surprise to see the MAC team backstage vamping up the star casting (I have to try the gold-edition smokey eye this Spring), and to watch the sneaky leather injections throughout the collection.
Everything about the show was meticulously executed. The structure of a leather harness was duplicated in the straps of a swimsuit, belted suspenders, and an evening gown. The placing of embellishment, lace, prints and even the hair and headpieces were congruent in their organic growth from one point on the garment. So obviously, I loved the mathematical approach to a very strong and cohesive collection with a range of pieces from consumer to editorial – almost a golden rule: visually, conceptually and commercially.
On top of that, I need that leather peplum skirt.
And Cara Delevigne’s eyebrows.