2 posts tagged "Tokyo Fashion Week"
Lengths tucked into high collars, tonal hair and makeup, cornrows, and waist-grazing ponies—check, check, check, and check. The trends that dominated the runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris made an appearance in Japan, proof that it really is a small world (at least when it comes to beauty). At Matohu and Beautiful People, turtlenecks and scarves served as the means to hide models’ long hair, much like they did at Prabal Gurung, Burberry Prorsum, and Anthony Vaccarello. The extreme tails spotted at Valentino and Chanel sashayed down the catwalks at Ujoy and Atsushi Nakashima. And from the front, the tops of models’ heads at Nakashima’s show were coated with gray paint (similar to the black powder Guido Palau employed at Alexander Wang) and lids dusted with a slate-colored shadow—both meant to coordinate with the clothes and produce a matchy-matchy effect (previously seen at Marc Jacobs). Even those Snoop Dogg-inspired braids devised by Duffy at Adam Selman made their way around the globe, arriving on the runway at Lamarck. One thing that did make an appearance in the buzzy city that didn’t get much attention in the other fashion capitals? Lips. If you dismiss Rihanna’s many wardrobe and lipstick changes, there was a lack of loud mouths for Fall 2014. Not the case today at KBF (below). This traffic-cone-colored pout is one beauty move we’ll be borrowing from the East.
Today marks the start of Tokyo fashion week, and to celebrate, founder of BeautyIsBoring.com, photographer, and makeup artist Robin Black collaborated with fellow face painter Megumi Asai and actor Mariko Wordell to create a five-day series of Polaroids and 27-second films that feature an actress, fine artist, choreographer, manicurist, and model—all hailing from Japan. “We picked subjects not to reflect traditional Japanese beauty or any of the current trends, but rather because they are talented, interesting women with widely varied looks,” said Black. First up is dancer and choreographer Rino Nakasone. In addition to acting as Harajuku Girl to Gwen Stefani, Nakasone has worked with American pop stars like Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Janet Jackson. And aside from the intriguing images, arty videos, and write-ups in both Japanese and English on the site, Black lists the actual products Asai used to create the look (a rarity in the world of beauty editorials). In other words, you have a fair shot at re-creating Nakasone’s crimson cat-eyes and matching mouth stateside.