Backstage at Erdem Fall 2016

Backstage beauty at Marc Jacobs' FW16 show.
One word: glam.

Imagery c/o NARS Cosmetics
 
In a fashion world that constantly looks for modernist ways of escaping reality, Erdem Moralioglu takes us back to the early 20th century, when surrealism and dreams defined glamour. More precisely, the season’s motifs were the shifts of the 1920s, ’30s bias-cut gowns, and ’40s tailoring.

A/W16 was presented at a mansion-like setting with art deco lights, chandeliers, antique furniture, and ornate columns. This season’s woman reminded us of scenes from old movies - think Joan Crawford in Hollywood's golden era. The collection had typical Erdem motifs, like intricate embroidery, and also played with fil coupĂ© fabrics, patchworked lace, ankle-length gowns, ruffles aplenty, brocade flowers, and panne velvet. The color palette was discrete; black, navy, and beige ruled the narrative, but the overall hue was brightened by details like sky blue gloves.

As for the beauty, NARS Cosmetics took over. The main look here was a fresh and light skin with a Black Dahlia-inspired lip; this created a fantastic juxtaposition of tones. Such style was iconic back in the day, and according to Val Garland for NARS, it perfectly evoked “the spirit of 1930s Hollywood Boulevard”. One thing is certain for this fall; the red velvet matte lips are here to stay.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHO: Ian Cavazos, News Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Monterrey, MX
OBSESSED WITH: Tailored pants
CAN BE FOUND AT: Instagram @iancavazos

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