Rose gold is having a resurrection for Spring/Summer ’14, with Marios Schwab lacing the colour throughout his collection and also heroing the precious metal up on the face, in the hair and painted on the nails. Make-up artist Val Garland worked to contour and highlight the face with the metallic sheen, and nail technician Marian Newman swept swooshes of rose gold varnish on models’ hands and feet, whilst Sam used a concave rose gold barrette to hold together the loose fold he was weaving into the hair. He wanted the hair to be “strong, smooth and silky” and was inspired by a picture of Greta Garbo that Marios showed him in the test. To create the look, he first smoothed hair with ghd’s Eclipse irons, then took three sections of hair, as if starting to do a braid, but then instead of tightening it, laid each section flat across one another, before sealing the style with one of the designer’s barrette for an architectural finish. If silhouettes are Marios’s strong point, the hair couldn’t be more of a compliment.
See the full collection on Vogue.co.uk and read the review here