Get the look: Artfully androgynous at Jeremy Laing Spring 2014


Fresh from New York Fashion Week, Toronto-based designer Jeremy Laing showed his Spring 2014 collection once more for tastemakers and editors at The ShOws in Toronto

Friends and fans arrived at the happy homecoming expecting Laing’s oversized silhouettes and neutral palette. But unexpected moments came courtesy of washed-out brights, translucent textiles and the occasional body-con piece. The designer’s first footwear offerings were made for downtown girls like Lily Collins or even Gwen Stefani

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Laing’s nod to the ‘90s also included his menswear debut, and the beauty look was suitably androgynous. CoverGirl Makeup Pro Amelie Ducharme played up the big brow trend by brushing model’s eyebrows up, and filling them in to look a hint darker. Set them in place with a swipe of clear mascara. 

But in a step away from the dewy look we’re accustomed to seeing each spring, Amelie says, “We’re coming back to matte skin.” To get a similarly smooth finish, she began with CoverGirl Whipped Crème Foundation. “Foundation is used all over, then more powder than we would usually use.” 

Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist Justin German skipped using curling irons in favour of a messier style that remained sleek at the top. In the midst of preparation backstage, he explained that he’s devoted to flexible hold products because, “If I need to brush it out, I can.” Plus, using them allows for tweaks when your skills aren’t yet on par with the professionals (count me in!).  

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