First-year Fashion Design students from RMIT University showcased a semester of hard work and creative talent at last Friday’s student-run 100_Collective fashion show at the new RMIT Design Hub.
While the designers preoccupied themselves with their pieces, Biba looked after the hair and makeup for the models, creating a simple look that would compliment each of the 70 designs that were shown on the night. Make-up artist Ollie Savage described the make-up look to be trans-seasonal and easily translated to any outfit. A simple dewy and natural look was created for the models using products from Prestige, Revlon and Dr. LeWinn’s.
After a standard foundation base, the cheeks were contoured and then highlighted using Dr. LeWinn’s Anti-Shine Illuminiser. This was followed by Prestige bronzer on parts of the face that the sun naturally hits, creating a healthy, all-over glow. Neutral, earthy tones from Revlon were lightly swept over the eyelids of the models, with basic eyeliner and mascara added. This look was kept simple to compliment rather than overpower the pieces to be shown on the runway.
Hair was also keep modest, with the Biba stylists smoothing hair into a middle part and securing it in a low straight ponytail at the nape of the neck. A piece of hair was taken from the ponytail and cleanly wrapped around the base to cover the hair tie. The hair stylists also texture and weight to the low ponytail, spraying hairspray through it to add volume.
Also applied to the hair was the new Biba Argan Oil, which is a lightweight and all natural preparatory product that was used on the roots of the hair to give it a more sleek and wet look that the stylists were aiming for. To finish off the look, a light dusting of silver gel was applied close to the parting of the hair to emphasise the slicked back look. This hair and makeup look created by Biba created the perfect base for the students’ talent to shine on the runway, complementing every outfit by Melbourne’s new up-and-coming designers.
Images by Jaz Blom for Couturing
Special thanks to Tilly Rule