At Thom Browne, a garden written on the face.
There are many things to consider when turning a person into a floral shrub.
For designer Thom Browne, the transformation began with a cape with exaggerated shoulders, from which hundreds of silk flowers cascaded to the ground. The flowers, in
For his people shrubs, Mr. Browne wanted to extend the camouflage of the flowers to their faces - the only exposed parts of their bodies - and to their hair. So he called in makeup artist Ilongtime collaborator samaya Ffrench and hairdresser James Pecis.
Ms. Ffrench created stencils for airbrushing flowers on models' faces, inspired by cape embellishments, while Mr. Pecis designed hairpieces using the same silk flowers.
The airbrush was particularly impressive, far resembling Post Malone's full body tattoos. But up close, each petal was defined; like the cape, they were rendered in
Later on the show, the models wore more abstract makeup that looked like dried clay dabbed on their skin, inspired, says the label, by Greco-Roman statuary . But the floral makeup wasit memorable for the way he complemented the costumes the caped models eventually revealed, which were asymmetrical and incomplete - missing arms or short sleeves on one side.
Mr. Browne has a unique ability to create something rigorously structured but slightly quirky - floral faces were no different.