Canadian-born designer Mark Fast`s SS14 collection celebrates the spirit of youth, woven from memories of trance, dance and long time romance. Inspiration was drawn from bright blue new morning skies, reflected on staticky television screens which is the way wild nights out were solemnized by the breaking dawn. Tying these aspects together perfectly came from a strong makeup look from bareMinerals where punk meets gothic chic, creating bold beauty which women will fall in love with and can wear effortlessly. Makeup is very much part of a designer show as the clothes, adding to the creative aspect.
The catwalk look took its cue from the grunge decade of the 1990s, pairing dewy skin with light bright eyes with all the focus on the lips. Tones and textures have been experimented with to mimic the high shine of petroleum – a contrast to the texture combinations created by the yarns and knits of Mark Fast`s collection. A flawless complexion is a continuing trend for SS14 which is then mixed with a playful nod to ladylike gothic. Achieving dewy skin will give you a fresh spring look whilst strong structured brows will frame the face for a polished finish – a popular trend which has shot to stardom thanks to top model Cara Delevingne!
To counterbalance strong lips, eyes are kept soft and minimal to brighten and enhance. Nude shades were used as well as a thin sweep of liner to contour and define the natural shape of the eye whilst a single coat of mascara is all you need to finish off. Bold lips are where the grunge inspiration takes centre stage! Ladylike gothic is back for next season with the models for Mark Fast`s SS13 sporting deep plums and purple tones for a strong intense feel. Sultry, sexy and powerful; invest in some of bareMinerals` hottest essentials so you too can rock the punk/grunge look next year!