17/02/2012 17:24 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Backstage Beauty: Maria Grachvogel Autumn/Winter 2012

maria-grachvogel Maria Grachvogel's 1920s look. Photo: PA

The 1920s might be one of Spring/Summer 2012's biggest trends, but the Art Deco look is here to stay.

Backstage at Maria Grachvogel, Mark Hampton from Bumble & Bumble and Mel Arter from Mac worked some 20s magic on the models. Hampton's inspiration was "Deco 20s but not too cliche. This is more of an androgynous, futuristic take on the look".

Short, smooth styles highlighted this more modern adaptation of the vintage style. Hampton created the impression of a clean crop by rolling long hair under into a bob. Hair was braided underneath to act as an anchor while Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray and Classic Spray were used to hold the style in place.

As for the makeup, Arter told us that the key to this 20s woman inspiration is that she is "liberated". Grachvogel's slouchy, comfy designs with drop-waists and draping inspired a more laid back approach to the makeup, with clean skin and no mascara but a focus around the eyes.

Arter used Mac's new Sculpting Cream eyeshadow and Coffee Pencil for added definition. Red and Maroon Pigments were blotted into the lips for a wine-stained look, while the models' natural shine was enhanced on the cheeks.