Issey Miyake likes the best, from the fabrics in the collection, to the creative team around him, so it was no surprise that hair was lead by Wella artist Eugene Souleiman, and makeup by MAC artist Alex Box. Scroll through a few photos, and more info below in the post.
Artist Eugene Souleiman was busy during Paris fashion week. I had seen him at several shows backstage including Tsumori Chisato. It seemed that everywhere I went, Eugene was there. We even ran into each other on the streets!
Souleiman is always cheerful and passionate about his work. “There’s a lot of light in Issey’s collection so I wanted an element of shine in the hair to play off the light.” Souleiman created an “elegant mohican” with 2 french rolls draping down the back into a long tail. The artist played with the mixing of textures by leaving a matte look from behind, while having the element of shine in the front so as the models walked to you, then turned and walked away, you got the effect of both elements. How does Eugene do it? Can you imagine coming up with thousands of hair styles over the years that pair perfectly to each of the designers visions that he is working with?
I think everyone needs a box like this to store hair accessories!
Makeup artist Alex Box is just as creative as she is poetic creating a “lyrical” makeup look for Issey Miyake to evoke the idea of the makeup, makeup as a memory of the makeup. “This is makeup that is very tender,” she had us all entranced with her magical way of describing the musings behind the look.