NYFW: Dion Lee managed to make temporary tattoos chic

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The memory that springs to mind when you think of temporary tattoos is probably one of your younger self, delving deep into a box of Frosties, cereal flying everywhere, while you rummage around looking for that small square sheet emblazoned with a tiger looking too happy for his own good. And you’d be forgiven for that.

Recently though, temporary tattoos have – like everything – come back around. Thankfully they’re much chicer, and it’s fair to say they’re usually reserved for festival season. Until now, that is.

Models getting inked backstage at Dion Lee’s ss19 show

Models at Dion Lee’s spring/summer 2018 fashion show, held in New York on Saturday, had extremely intricate designs stuck onto their bodies that mimicked the designer’s lace clothing.

And instead of being placed on ankles or front centre of the forearm, the delicate transfers were positioned down necks, on shoulders, rib cages and thighs.

Maybelline’s global make-up artist, Erin Parsons led the beauty look and was supported by Dani Fonseca, founder of New York-based creative art company The Body of Art who were behind the temporary ink.

Taking to Instagram after the show, Fonseca captioned a picture of her work with, “So honoured to support this beautiful collection from Dion Lee as the Body Art FX Artist… Tattoos were exact replicas of the lace in the garments and gave a delicate peekaboo edge to some of the pieces.”

We’re predicting a 2019 temporary tattoo riot. Watch this space.

Main image: Getty


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Lucy Partington

Freelance beauty editor Lucy Partington is obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she'll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.