Dark and glossy, they make the point that statement lips are going to be big this season, while subtle eyes take a back seat.
A staple on the a/w 2010 runways, deep purple lips stood out at Dolce & Gabbana, Peter Som, Proenza Schouler - who are featuring dark lips in their a/w ad campaign too - and Doo.ri. It's a racy, heart-pumping and fiercely feminine trend that stands in welcome rebellion to the neutral, sculpted face we saw at many other top shows.
"We wanted to discover a look that truly reflects our 'story' from the very beginning - yet truly reflects our reverence for today's women, epitomized, of course by the divine Scarlett," says Stefano Gabbana.
"It addresses what's so ineffable about a woman - her fierce sensuality anchored by her innermost femininity," adds Domenico Dolce.
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