AOFM students backstage @ Julian Zigerli Milan Fashion Week SS/15

AOFM Students from our makeup courses backstage at Milan Fashion Week : Men’s Collections SS15

Julian Zigerli is an award-winning designer and was born & raised in Switzerland he studied at the University of Arts in Berlin. We experienced the Julian Zigerli’s show unfolding in the humid courtyard of Milan’s 15th century Palazzo Isimbardi, providing a striking Renaissance contrast to Zigerli’s alternative-universe collections.  ”Prints are constructed by hand in the physical environment with foam, instead of being manipulated on a computer screen,” said the Swiss designer, who has enjoyed mass media attention since being selected a few seasons back by Giorgio Armani to show at the Armani Theater. With his graphic prints, tailoring quirks like peekaboo blazer side slits, drooping arm bands and sandals with mushroom protruding soles, Zigerli certainly churned out one of the most innovative, modernistic collections this week in Milan.

The brief for the collection was an extremely over-worked office guy who rushes to finish his toil and enter the  fun world of possibility. Slightly tired and sweaty from his endeavour, our graduate AOFM PRO team created a hair and makeup to visually tell this story.  With the Dermalogica  Ultra calming cleanser followed by  Dermalogica Anti Oxidant Hydro Mist and moisturised by either Dermaalogia Active moist or Dermalogica Skin Smoothing dependant on the individual models skins requirements. A very light hand  was needed for any  foundation used to even skin tone. From there, working in sections Egyptian Magic Cream was applied by hand to create a very dewy skin effect, and just before the models walked a face & body application of  Makeup Forever “Sweat Gel” to strongly  illustrate the fervour of today’s working man.
The hair team provided a sharp slick style, not too loaded with product allowing some movement and freedom as the models walked. To complete the story, hair was dampened around the edges with some flyways stuck deliberately to the face.
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