For her autumn/winter 2022 runway show, Molly Goddard turned the clocks back to the 1980s. No, not power suits and big shoulder pads levels ’80s but rather your friend’s mum walking down Camden market on a Sunday morning kind of ’80s. Or rather, Goddard’s friend’s mum, who the collection was loosely inspired by.
Taking place at the Seymour Leisure Centre, it was a jubilant celebration full of cosy knits, eclectic prints and Goddard’s signature tulle dresses – all layered on top of each other to create that mismatched, just-thrown-on look.
Similarly, the make-up was glam but undone. “I would describe the look as paired-back glam with a real feel,” says make-up artist Thom Walker. “A bit home-made.” Skin was prepped and glowing courtesy of the 111Skin team. This was topped by Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin Caring Glow Foundation “to create minimal effortless cover.” Walker used stippling brushes to create a natural buffed-in finish, using concealer under the eyes where needed.
The core element of the look was a winged eye, which, combined with the clothes added to the overall eclecticism. “We use Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel to create a perfectly black solid liquid liner. The liner was super straight to bring in an ’80s feel whilst still feeling modern and graphic. To create that wide-eyed look, Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara was used only on the lower lashes.
Lips were the only point of variation. Some girls had a nude “almost blank” lip, which Walker created with some leftover foundation or concealer. While other girls had “a blurred, brick red lip created with Givenchy Le Rouge Sheer Velvet in shade number 34 (Rouge Safran) and applied with a soft blending brush for a defused edge.”
The hair also leant into that ’80s vibe – scraped back and piled high in ponytails, tied together with a charming black bow. “It’s up and high, but looks self done and very organic,” explains hair stylist, Gary Gill. “Not much product, texture spray to dry it with, pulled up in a high off centre ponytail, teased into shape with mousse and finally hairspray in a ’80s attitude.