Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Libertine

For Libertine, Nick Irwin for TIGI created a style that was a “little nod to the ’60s,” he told us backstage before the show. Libertine’s collection featured bright, retro colors that were both reminiscent of the 1960s and the early 1990s rave scene. To achieve the look, Irwin used Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo and twisted hair with his fingers. He next applied Bodifying Spray at the crown for a bit of height. To hold the shape, he used clips that were removed just before the show, then used Work It Hairspray to set the style. The end result was a girl who looks like she’s been partying and dancing all night, Irwin said.

Makeup lead Chantel Miller for Mac also created the look of a girl who stayed out all night by using Mac Crème Liner in black, and applying it a bit haphazardly to look like the girl did it herself. The lips were left very raw and natural looking.

Backstage, CND co-founder Jan Arnold told us about the nail look for Libertine, which reflected the fun clothing. Hand-sculpted pieces like skulls, tassels and skeleton ribs were affixed to the models’ nails to add to the funky vibe of the show.

“It’s just nothing but fun,” Arnold said of the look. 

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