Paris Fashion Week: Dior SS15 Beauty
Peter Philips' perfect harmony
Pushing the pure, modern aesthetic of Dior's beauty look from the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 15 collection, Peter Philips devised a simple make-up look that featured both strong and delicate expressions of colour and texture. "With this make-up I wanted to convey the combination of classicism and visionary creativity that characterises this collection," he said.
In the image of Dior's new clothing silhouettes that combined historic references from the 18th century with pristine modernity, makeup was kept neutral with pops of colour only used around the eye.
"So, in the same way that you add a chapter to a story, I have given new focus to the eyes by creating unprecedented eyeliner "Pastel Eyes". I used laser-cut patches of satin, in soft, pastel colours. I thought it would be interesting to take a classic fabric like satin and subvert it to obtain a really modern make-up finish, which in fact looks very similar to a 'neoprene' effect." explained Philip.
Hairstylist Guido Palau – who left models hair clip free as it gently fell down behind their shoulders – kept models' parts mostly in their natural positions, with no use of sprays, gels or oils.