DONDUP | SS17 | Key Artist Ann-Marie Lawson
DONDUP founded in 1999 by the artistic collaboration of Massimo Berloni and Manuela Mariotti. The name is mystic, reminiscent of the Dalai Lama Tibetan men who says that diversity exists only in the actions and in personal intentions. The brand borned in the hills of Marche, historical place famous for the production of jeans, where today the tradition of production unites with modern techniques. Known by lovers of style, Dondup opens its production history with denim and it is stated in the following years with total look collections for men, women and children.
Although opulence and frenzy are most definitely associated with Milan Fashion Week, a little breath of fresh air never hurt anyone. This is what the contrasting Dondup Spring/Summer 2017 Collection illustrated setting the stage in a garden-like fresco for the new season. While classic raincoat followed trendy bomber jackets and denim pieces were combined with a red striking palette, an eclectic striped silhouette was revealed, showing us the way to the Dondup Spring/Summer 2017 statement wardrobe. Recapturing the essence of natural shades – beige, kaki, blue and brown – and timeless pieces, Massimo Berloni and Manuela Mariotti’s fashion house led the path to an utmost relaxed ambiance. A perfect choice wither getting ready for a refined garden party or transitioning between urban and country life.
The look for this relaxed collection was one of perfected skin and of minimal makeup. Some of the models having walked in many shows needed a bit skin TLC to calm the redness and irritation. With the effective yet gentle Dermalogica range on hand we made use of hero products like ultra calming calming cleanser and mist, redness relief primer and the serum drops mixed into active moist to really balance the skin out. Where needed Dermalogica mattifing gel helped in the humid outdoor conditions as the presentation was set in a beautiful private garden. Pinpoint concealing and a light sweep of tinted moisturiser finished with a sweep of Catrice Stay Matt powder completed the “no makeup, makeup look”.