London Fashion Week: Backstage at Yong Kyun Shin

Yong Kyun Shin’s reputation certainly precedes him: with a degree from Central Saint Martins and a wealth of experience with Victor & Rolf and Alexander McQueen, there’s no stopping him. The palette of grey, black and dusky pink of his designs bring together the delicate deconstruction of fabric, resulting in fashion for the empowered, strong modern woman. Drawing beauty from ‘the broken’, Yong has managed to couple weak and strong with his mixture of daring textures and patterns. This was a big day, with the backstage busy with bodies rushing from one model to the next to astounding effect. To pull off the the edgy, optical prints Yong is known for, the makeup inspiration drew from a ‘broken’ theme with shockingly bright pinks and white to further draw out the wonderful composition of the designs. Layering the pink is the key, blending it out so there are no harsh lines and finishing with a white accent on the bottom lid. A striking mixture of pink blush paired with a pearlescent pale pink across the cheeks adds intense reflection and natural contouring. This is when Toni & Guy step in, seemingly effortlessly creating a sculptural up-do to complete the look, complimenting Yong’s own lines.

Written by Adrienne Third @_L8NN


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