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Now Online: March 2014
Spring 2014 was a peculiar fashion season for Paris, Milan and New York. When journalists and buyers saw the first models strut down the catwalk in New York, many did a double take. Was this Fall 2013 or Spring 2014? That’s because a large percentage of the clothing was black. Where were the vibrant prints of a year ago? To make matters worse, designers pared back makeup to extreme minimalism in many cases. “Spring 2014 for the most part was a season of non-makeup,” says MAC Senior Artist Melissa Gibson, who worked the Milan and Paris shows. “We used words like ‘translucent’ and ‘radiant’ to describe the complexion. Thankfully there were a few shows that embraced colour.”
Fashion and beauty houses aren’t always in step in terms of beauty looks, and for once this is very good news. That’s because the spring makeup collections are a riot of joyful colour. From the icy pastels at Dior to the uplifting pinks at Guerlain, makeup this season will excite beauty enthusiasts. Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani’s spring collections in particular are some of the best they’ve ever done — and Dior is introducing an exciting innovation later this spring. I can’t wait to show you the three main global beauty trends in this issue. I hope you enjoy it.
Dave Lackie, editor
BEAUTY the Guide magazine