Thanks to the frantic pace of the digital age, the average person has the attention span of a goldfish. (No, seriously. This is a fact supported by an actual study.) Seeing as the fashion sphere changes its mind even faster, we decided to provide you with a condensed report from backstage this season. As much as we'd like to pen novels in the name of lipstick and hairspray, we get it—you're busy. Here, the beauty version of CliffsNotes (all facts, no fluff) that you can easily skim in eight seconds...because science says that's all the time you have.
THE LOOK: “We wanted to create something powerful, but still friendly and gentle,” said Pecheux. “Even if it’s simple, it’s strong,” added Pita.
INSPO: Egypt in the 40s through the 60s. “I was thinking of an iconic woman, like Queen Rania of Jordan,” said Pecheux. “I wanted her to look at the collection and think, ‘I want to jump in one of those dresses.’”
TOP TIPS: Saab’s couture confections aren’t exactly made with the masses in mind, but Pecheux wanted the makeup to be for “every woman and to be totally wearable.” His modern take on a classic cat-eye? Dual color. He rimmed the lash line with a thick band of royal blue and crafted the wing in black to make this lid look anything but basic.
Pita pumped up roots with mousse, made a middle part, and added a slight wave to the back. He topped off hair with one of the couturiers crowning glories, which included accessories like silk scarves to gold bands. We think Queen Rania would approve.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: “With all the respect I have for black eyeliner, it would have been just another black eyeliner [look],” said Pecheux. “The duo color makes it slightly more intriguing.”