This entry will be followed up if I get to preview pieces from the collection – stay tuned! Meanwhile, read the collection story and drool on the pictures!
Launch date: 22 July 2016
Price List (in $SGD)
JOUES CONTRASTE Rouge Profond – limited edition 70
ROUGE ALLURE Rouge Ingénue 49
ROUGE ALLURE Rouge Tentation 49
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Rouge Charnel 49
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Rouge Feu 49
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Rouge Vie 49
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Rouge Audace 49
LE CRAYON LÈVRES Désir 32
LE CRAYON LÈVRES Séduction 32
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Éros 36
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Agapé – limited edition 36
DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL Subversif – limited edition 53
LES 4 OMBRES Candeur et Expérience 90
ILLUSION D’OMBRE VELVET Rouge Contraste – limited edition 52
ILLUSION D’OMBRE Rouge Brulé – limited edition 52
LE VERNIS GLOSS Rouge Radical – limited edition 39
LE VERNIS Rouge Puissant 39
“I am obsessed with the colour red, I always have been. There is strength and motion, warmth and disruption in red. It is a colour that has both a sense of the real and the dical about it. Red is so strong for me and yet it is also intrinsic to the world of CHANEL.
Coco Chanel said “Mettez du rouge et attaquez*”. For me, those ideas are fundamental to red cosmetics. They mean protection, playfulness and strength.
In LE ROUGE · COLLECTION N°1, there are also ideas of subversion and classicism. It is about the power of femininity, but also the vulnerability. Red is intense, vulnerable, sexual and eternal. I really wanted to explore the meaning of colour and what is behind it in the collection. There is an idea of the symbolism of red and a red undertone runs throughout. It is mainly an emotional and abstract response to colour.
At the same time, I wanted quick, effective and bold ways of doing makeup. So, there are also ideas of liberation and practicality in the collection, using the power of red. I wanted to look at an opposition of textures; this is something I find interesting and am frequently drawn to in my work. In fact, oppositions and ideas of duality run throughout.
I am a woman talking to women. I think there is a different sense of ease and sensuality in this, particularly for the first collection. In general, I want to use makeup to reflect a character, not create a disguise. I want to enhance what is there.
There is strength in imperfection. There are nuances in someone or something being not too perfect. I really believe in happy accidents and spontaneity in life. It is OK if you don’t perfectly apply your eye make-up or that your lipstick is a bit faded: you are living in it. Glamour can live. You can still think, live your life and wear lipstick.”
*”Put on lipstick and attack”