Astrid Andersen AW13 - Vogue Feature

On Monday 7th January I keyed the Makeup for Astrid Andersen's AW13 collection at LC:M.  The show was held in the TopMan space, and we were the first collection to be shown after TopMan had finished theirs.

Credits include -
Designer - Astrid Andersen
Stylist - Elgar Johnson
Makeup - Bea Sweet
Hair - Mari Ohashi
Makeup Assistants - Laura Marsh, Kelly Newton, Anete Salinkeika, Elaine Barrow

Astrid, Elgar and I settled on a blended out, bordering on smudged gold bottom lip.  Astrid had wet gold lips  printed on some of her items, and wanted this replicated on the mouths of the boys.  I gave the boys a nod in this direction by keeping the gold slightly matte and softening the edges.  This is a more masculine, less announced take on the structure behind a traditional painted mouth.

All makeup was sponsored by Charles Fox - Kryolan London.  We particularly liked using the Dermacolour palettes, there are some very good skin matches included in the range, especially for mixed-race, black and non-white skin tones.

Big thank you to my assistants who were wonderful on the day.

Vogue was present at the show held in the TopMan space, and wrote this review which can be found HERE - or by following - http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/autumn-winter-2013/mens/man-astrid-andersen

 -  "Astrid Anderson’s collection, which centred on her fascination with the bodybuilder.
“It was about dressing up more, power dressing, the idea that a bodybuilder is competing with their own image,” said the designer backstage. So we saw purple and gold contemporary sportswear: hoodies, tracksuits, dungarees in denim, blingy-printed sweatshirts, and luxury bombers with mink and fox. The boys also raided the make-up box, with a splash of gold on their lips. But that wasn’t all that Andersen had to offer – there was fashion wisdom too. Her advice to fellow young designers?
“Stick to what your gut tells you and don’t compare yourself to anyone. Do what feels right.”"

I particularly liked that Vogue gave the gold-lips a small mention "The boys also raided the make-up box, with a splash of gold on their lips".

Here are the images as found on Vogue.

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