Last season at Jeremy Scott, there was an unexpected—if not unprecedented—lack of color. To say that that the pendulum swung the other way tonight at Spring Studios would be understatement. Jem and the Holograms, the ’80s animated series about an all-girl rock band, was the jumping-off point for Spring 2020, and models not only slipped into sequin body suits, metallic mini-dresses, and galactic print blazers, but sported Technicolor transformations above the neck.
Leading the charge was a nearly unrecognizable Lily Aldridge wearing a choppy neon blue wig and graphic winged liner accented on the inner corners with triangles of iridescent teal pigment. While conceptualizing the makeup look, editorial pro Kabuki was inspired by The Mistfits, Jem’s rival girl group, as well as German pop singer and exhibitionist Nina Hagen’s signature punk-goth makeup. “I love Nina, and while this is certainly more fun and cartoony, she gave me the idea for the big shape on the eyes,” he explained while tracing the design along Aldridge’s gaze with MAC’s Paintstick in Cyan before setting it with a veil of matching Reflects Glitter. “Her makeup was a mix of fun colors with a punk rock edge. My goal was to keep that energy and vibe, but in the prettiest way possible.”
To complement the myriad of vivid eye statements, nail artist Miss Pop whipped up nail decals with leopard spots, zebra stripes, and “Saved By the Bell” squiggles. “It’s all the prints in the collection cross-patterned,” explained nail artist Miss Pop as she administered coats in Essie’s buttery yellow Hay There, azure In the Cab-ana, and silver No Place Like Chrome. Then, there was hairstylist Eugene Souleiman, who spent three days prepping an army of ultra-teased shags in fluorescent shades of pink, yellow, violet, and orange. “It’s caricature hair,” he grinned while vigorously teasing the roots of Stella Maxwell’s feathered highlighter yellow shag. Leave it to Scott to not only draw inspiration from the most ’80s references of all, but outdo the more-is-more decade on all fronts.