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by SeoJin Ahn
The Maison Margiela FW 2016 collection was filled with vivid
yellow boots and bunched up, oversized dresses held together
with thick belts. Models strutted gracefully down the white
runway, observed by guests and the many photographers.
The most stunning part of the whole show was Pat McGrath’s
makeup. Some models were given fantastically pink brows, like
Anna Cleveland. Cleveland also had on equally bright pink
mascara, which contrasted greatly with her green eyes but also
made her eyes seem hollow.
Others had sparkly, pale lips
outlined with black. Some had no visible makeup, or even
makeup applied to wash out their features. Ajak Deng and Alek
Wek, the two dark skinned models of the show, both had a bright
blue hue applied near their tear ducts, creating their faces to
Without Pat McGrath’s makeup, it is doubtful that the collection
could have seemed as complete and vivid. The almost extra-
terrestrial looks on the catwalk allowed the pieces in the
collection to flow together, which can seem disconnected if
looking solely at the clothes.