If there’s one collection that showed at New York Fashion Week this season that’s all about crisp lines, geometrical shapes, and kicked-up basics, it’s the Tome ready-to-wear collection for Fall 2015. The brand’s outfits and makeup worked in harmony to create a truly breathtaking show. While the terms “wearable” and “simple” tend to be insults for a high-fashion runway show, the looks that were shown on the catwalk were just creative enough to look special but familiar enough to be comfortable and craveable for the everyday fashion girl.
“The collection this season was inspired by dance and choreography, so you see a lot of movement in the fabrics and silhouettes,” NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer said about the looks in a press release before explaining how much sway the garments had in the makeup design. “There was a strong element of geometry and asymmetry that we wanted to play against in the makeup look – we didn’t want anything decidedly ‘graphic’ in the makeup, especially the eye.”
“A defined, natural, slightly glossed masculine brow seemed to inform the character perfectly,” he continued. “We defined the eye itself with a lot of mascara, and finished with a glossy lid. Skin was kept clean and bare, with just a subtle highlight in the outer edges of the face to create dimension. It’s almost like a dancer’s makeup stripped down to its barest elements.”