It was more than just the fabrics turning heads at the Louis Vuitton 2018 Resort Show yesterday. The explosive Japan-inspired spectacle saw models parading audacious emboldened brows and thick, winged cat eyes, taking fierce makeup to a whole new level.
The show, which took place in Kyoto, Japan, was an ode to a country which has served as a “love affair” for creative director Nicolas Ghesquiére. But it was makeup artist Pat McGrath who created the striking makeup look to accompany the collection, drawing from samurai and kabuki influences, and certainly not holding back on the eyeliner application. Some looks were constructed from a monochrome palette, others incorporating bright face paint.
Paired with the potent makeup look was a rich collection of heavily inked, texture rich robes, pantsuits, belts and hourglass blazers, also taking cues from classic Japanese themes. Korean and Japanese models were recruited for the show.
The collection also pays tribute to Kansai Yamamoto, a Japanese designer known for being the first to show in London and for creating David Bowie's costumes.
Will graphic cat-eye makeup be making its way to our faces soon?
Photos: Louis Vuitton