While the clothes had everybody talking post Valentino’s pre-fall 2019 show in Tokyo, it’s the makeup that made us do a double take.
Blending the contemporary culture of Japan with the brands couture codes, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented modern day glamour and fluid tailoring that can easily slide into your everyday wardrobe – but perhaps save the tulle and lace for a special occasion. To accompany the wearable drama, models sported a red graphic eyeliner and – wait for it – blue lips.
Last time we got excited about this icy hue was during the Gucci Resort ’17 show at Westminster Abbey in London, but it never really took off. Will Valentino make us reconsider? If you go denim on the lips you have to commit so layer on the shade of choice (baby blue works best) and keep the rest of makeup minimal.
You almost want a Nordic ice queen result that will look as good with a chunky white roll neck jumper, as it would with an edgy biker jacket. While before you could turn to the likes of Rihanna to bring this makeup trend some serious edge, Valentino offers something a little more delicate and romantic.
Would you dare it?