Welcome the Illusion collection, an alluring set of images comprised of dual tones, bold shapes and undercuts from the Royals Artistic team – Mary Alamine, Travis Bandiera, Emma Gottwald and Elie Kashi. The collection has important modern themes as expressed through the creative hair, beauty and styling.
“The collection is a metaphor created to be centred around social media and the way it can, and does, distort reality,” the team explained. “The reflections through these mirrors symbolise how people are living alternate lives; one on social media which exposes their alternate being to the world, and the more incognito life off social media – ‘real life’.”
“Social media stories and posts are made in hindsight and are linear representations crafted to project an idealized version of a person’s interests and lifestyle – or what they want the world to see. This influences the person’s behaviour in real life – what they are creating results in merely being content for an audience rather than living in the moment and their ‘real’, authentic life,” they continued.
Hero looks include cool blondes and multi-faceted hues across edgy crops, undercuts and diverse textures. Complementing this aesthetic is bold makeup in strong winged eyes and dark and neutral lips, and equally audacious fashion styling with feathers and sequins completing the eye-catching looks.
See the full collection below.
HAIR: Mary Alamine, Travis Bandiera, Emma Gottwald, Elie Kashi (Royals Artistic Team)
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Mannah
MAKEUP: Chereine Waddell
STYLING: Angela Liang