It was the late fashion revolutionary and maestro, Thierry Mugler, who once said: “There are two ways you can do fashion shows today. Either you do it very small and private or you do this. I think the public wants it this way.” The presentation referenced was, no doubt, one of the many runway collections he showcased throughout his prolific career; full-scale productions in which the garments weren’t the sole focus, but rather, acted as a part of a bigger narrative he was trying to convey. This was done through his deliberate selection of specific sets, music, and, naturally: make-up. The notion that these shows and Fashion Week, by large, could be theatrical, creative affairs was well-grasped by the Mugler—and is catching on amongst other designers, if the Milan fall/winter 2022 shows were any indication.
Today, Vogue Singapore is narrowing its focus on one of the key aspects that go into distinguishing a magnificent showcase from a mediocre one: the hair and make-up looks supplementing the threads sent down the runway. Think ethereal complexions, statuesque coifs, razor-sharp eyeliner, and the like. From industry heavyweights such as Prada to debut designers in the vein of Andrea Adamo, we’ve chronicled every stellar visage that has graced the Milan fall/winter 2022 presentations. Get your arsenal of make-up tools at the ready—we promise you’ll be wanting to emulate these looks, stat.
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Smokey eyes at Versace
A smokey eye is made interesting when done up in an obsidian matte hue that serves to dial up the intensity of a look rather than temper it. Take a leaf from Versace’s book and ditch the earth tones the next time you’re attempting the classic eye look.
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Extended wings at Versace
Alternatively, you could take it a step further and shape your eyeshadow into arching, extended wings, à la Julia Fox.
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Statement dark lips at Versace
And if complex eye make-up isn’t your forte, we say let a statement lip do all the talking.
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Metallic lids at Gucci
Talk about a blindingly bright finish. Gucci takes a maximalist stance by foregoing glittery, high-shine eyeshadows for precisely-cut tinfoil strips. The most intriguing part? Its visible crinkly texture which inspires audiences to take a closer look.
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Vivid eyes at Gucci
Precision is clearly not at the forefront of this make-up look—but that, we suppose, is the fun of it. To achieve the same effect, be sure to go for an audacious hue and liberal amounts of sparkle to distract.
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Slick tresses at Fendi
Glossy, shower-damp strands are now the epitome of polish and prepped. Sport this look the next time you head back into the office.
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Intricate updos at Moschino
The visible curls and whorls within this look grants the elegant updo a playful air—as expected from the tastes of Jeremy Scott.
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Gleaming skin at Max Mara
Minimalist make-up gives way for a radiant complexion to shine. Max Mara opts for a lit-from-within glow that highlights each model’s natural complexion.
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Intentional smudging at Diesel
Smudged, flaking mascara is no longer a make-up faux pas—it’s simply avant-garde.
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Bleached brows at Andrea Adamo
Let an eyeshadow look fully stand on its own by keeping brows and lips as unadorned as possible. In the case of Andrea Adamo, he took it a step further by requesting for bleached arches so peepers can really shine.