Blue, Still In Review-------
The pre-fall shows are often a good indication of what’s to come when the Fall shows commence next month. After a jam-packed day of appointments and presentations yesterday, however, they also seem to signify that some Spring trends have serious staying power. We are specifically referring to the blue eye makeup movement that left a lasting impression on the fashion set back in September—and on Marco Zanini, it would appear. The Rochas creative director adopted a marine mandate at his pre-fall presentation, asking makeup artist Silvana Belli to compliment his luxe brocade fabrics, which were occasionally accessorized by knit beanies, with an opaque wash of creamy aqua pigment, like Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Tenacious Teal. Belli dragged the bold, stamped-on color across model Maja Salamon’s lids from her upper lash line to her brow bone, stopping just short of mingling the makeup with her actual brows. A deliberate eschewal of mascara kept the focus squarely on the bolt of blue—and the clothes, of course. Will cobalt, midnight, indigo, and cerulean prevail through February and March, too? We’ll know in a few short weeks. Watch this space.