Ella Eyre opened a romantic, distinctive gothic angle show by, Gyunel. Her unique printed ready-to-wear designs seem inspired by other worlds, inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures. For example her mischievous gargoyle motif is inspired by her love of gothic architecture. Traditional Azerbaijani dress, childhood memories, and her own oil paintings provide further inspiration for her designs. At her atelier in London she continues to work with mixed media to create graphic elements in her designs, she turns her own original paintings into textile prints using bold color combinations and unusual cuts.
This season’s make up style draws on the same inspirations as her designs, gothic and feminine. The AOFM team started by preparing the skin with cleanser, toner and moisturiser by Dermalogica to give the skin a natural glow. Then they used Bobbi brown eye shadow to create subtle but evocative smoky eye. The lashes were naturally curled and eyebrows kept natural, brushed through with a clear Bobbi Brown gel. The Bobbi Brown foundation applied was minimal and the students used a light Bobbi Brown concealer to cover any remaining blemishes. A subtle highlighter was used to emphasise the cheeks bones, giving the models striking definition under the lighting of the catwalk. The strong smoky eye and the sharp cheekbones highlighted a gothic feel to Gyunel’s gothic chic. Images below are our students backstage doing the makeup and our head of education Jana with Ella. AOFM is proud to be the only makeup school to travel the world with their students every year, placing them backstage at shows in London, New York, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin and more.