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London Fashion Week SS20 16Arlington X Code8 Recap

Are you ready to be transported back to 1960’s Italy? 16Arlington brought the party on day one of London Fashion Week and they didn’t forget their European roots. Delving into the world of the iconic show girl the SS20 collection was old school glamour from start to finish.The show was an exciting one for us! We created a new lip colour with makeup artist Naoko Scintu to encapsulate 16Arlington’s love of the Italian era. The Colour Brilliance Lipstick was a modern red brick colour with beautiful brown tones, allowing you to wear it blotted down as a stain on the lips or as a sheer creamy colour. The lipstick complimented the vibe of the collection perfectly. 

Playing with volume, their dresses had feathers, beaded fringing and heavy embroidery – texture and movement galore. If you want to make a playful statement in SS20, take your pick of 16Arlington’s dresses. In contrast to their colourful dresses the collection included leather hot pants and black and white leather looks making sure the collection was as current as it was influenced by the past.The setting was perfect for their playful pieces. A dark room with coloured lights, loud music and dancing models - were we on a night out in the ‘60s or were we at London Fashion Week? As the models danced, the movement of the fringing, feathers and beads took over the room. You can’t wear 16Arlington’s latest pieces without wanting the attention of the room, you’re the life and soul of the party.The beauty look, which was created by makeup artist Naoko Scintu, was influenced by the same era, specifically Italian pop legend Raffaella Carra. Bobs with fringes, white eye liner pigment and our new Colour Brilliance red-stained lips filled the room. Want to recreate this iconic look? This is how:

Because the focus of the beauty look was on the eyes and the lips the base was kept natural with Radiate Beauty Balm and Seamless Cover Concealer to leave a radiant and dewy look.The statement eyes were created using Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Jaipur Marbles and Lustrouy Corduroy. Take the bronze shade from the palette and blend it into your socket line, slightly diffused.

To add colour to the cheeks mix together three lip crayons. Naoko used Spin City, Off Broadway and Miss Saigon

Then use classic black and mocha pencil eyeliners to map out your arch and to add definition.Add lashings of Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara to give a clumpy effect on both your top and bottom lashes. This too will add to the bold eye effect.

The iconic look of the 1960s was, of course, the white pigment eyeliner. Draw a stripe of white along your top lash line.

To finish the look Naoko used the new Colour Brilliance Lipstick created for the show. Dabbing it on some of the models lips for a lighter lip stain and as a full creamy lipstick on some of the models. The lip colour is available exclusively at Net-A-Porter.

Iconic look complete!