Simone Rocha‘s collection referenced a duet of Irish mainstays (extravagant knitwear and religious nods) with the show’s beauty serving as a thoroughfare—and a twisted, romantic one at that. Beneath hair woven into braided crowns or pushed back with jewel-encrusted bands, with textured lengths left to fall around the face, a series of painterly eyes peeked, lids pressed in fragments of foil.
Makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver opted to keep all attention on the eye makeup, eschewing any other enhancements save for a simple swipe of lip balm. The effect was enchanting, with scraps of black, tangerine, carmine, and metallic lavender applied to lids as if to mimic daubs of paint, the placement irreverent while confined to the area between lashline and brow. Models sans foils were offered a slightly subtler look, gazes encircled in a dusting of brick eyeshadow. The result was a collection of gothic, moody decadence—the perfect primer for Milan.