Beauty Notes: The Lancôme X Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection Has Arrived

Lancôme and Photographers Duo Mert & Marcus Announce a Flaming Hot New Make-up Collection

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Lancôme and Mert & Marcus has unveiled a unique make-up capsule collection. The world’s leading luxury beauty brand and the photographers duo bring their expertise and creativity on beauty to new heights with a game changing electric colored collection.

Lancôme and Photographers Duo Mert & Marcus Announce a Flaming Hot New Make-up Collection

Over the years Lancôme has formed a unique creative partnership with Mert & Marcus – the iconoclastic creative powerhouse behind images of the world’s most influential brands and celebrities. Together they have defined our perception of modern beauty. Today, their partnership raises the stakes on rebellion with an explosive, must-have collection for make-up lovers.

Audacious Mert & Marcus colors meet Lancôme’s characteristically addictive textures in next-generation formulas to blow your mind. Get ready to break all the rules, the Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection has arrived.

Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collaboration/Collection

“Working with such talented and exceptional personalities like Mert & Marcus has been an exhilarating and passionate adventure. Mert & Marcus are not only brilliant artists and renowned photographers, but they are also incredible beauty experts. I am extremely proud of this collaboration, the visual universe they have created and the innovative textures.” states Françoise Lehmann, Lancôme Brand President

Mert and Marcus is the working name of two fashion photographers (Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott) who work together on a collaborative basis.

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Mert & Marcus adds “We were never really interested in beauty in its original form. Somehow, what excited us over the past 26 years, was transforming and creating characters with light, make-up and stories, and this is what we tried to achieve with this collection.”

By day, the Lancôme woman is sophisticated and elegant – the epitome of French allure; by night, she reveals her dark side. Radically glamorous, her cat-like eyes smolder as cold as ice, her flaming lips seduce – as hot as fire. The collection includes the following:

Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection

EYE LIKE ICE, SET LIPS AFLAME: Her partner by day; her partner in crime by night. Electrifying eyes and lips, the After Dark collection includes Lancôme’s first-ever make-up kits for the most dramatic looks. Expect only the unexpected. The collection features:

Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collaboration/Collection: EYES COLD AS ICE KIT

EYES COLD AS ICE KIT: Liquid shadow, a glittery topper, flared cat-eye lashes and Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara come together in Lancôme’s first make-up kit for eyes that command all the attention. Available in Green 01 and Blue 02.

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Coach Launches "Originals Go Their Own Way"

Spring 2020 Global Advertising Campaign Starring New Face of Coach Jennifer Lopez and Global Face of Coach Mens Michael B. Jordan

Coach launches “Originals Go Their Own Way,” its campaign for Spring 2020. Starring award-winning actor, singer, producer and new face of Coach Jennifer Lopez in her first campaign for the house and global face of Coach menswear, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan, the campaign tells the story of authentic self-expression through the lens of its powerful cast.

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I have a unique history with Coach that dates back to ‘All I Have,'” said Lopez. “It is a brand that embodies the essence of being born and bred in New York and I, of course, deeply relate to that. In all it creates, Coach promotes individuality and optimism in its style as well as a sense of authenticity and inclusion. Like me, we’re both New York originals, who create a unique mix of high-fashion with street edge. With Stuart’s designs and Juergen’s photography, we captured special and unique visual moments for this campaign with the iconic New York City skyline as the perfectly tailored backdrop.”

Coach Launches “Originals Go Their Own Way” with Jennifer Lopez. Image Courtesy of Coach

Set in New York City, Coach’s home since 1941, “Originals Go Their Own Way” communicates Creative Director Stuart Vevers‘ evolved vision for the house. Spontaneous, real and playful to reflect the inclusive and optimistic spirit of the house and New York City, it celebrates authenticity, individuality and those who forge their own unique way in life. Emphasized by the inspiring stories of Lopez and Jordan, both known as courageously independent individuals who have paved new paths while staying true to themselves, the campaign advocates for doing things your own way and expressing yourself through purpose and style.

Coach Launches “Originals Go Their Own Way” with Michael B. Jordan. Image Courtesy of Coach

I’m proud to be part of the new spring campaign,” said Jordan. “The story of what makes an original is very meaningful to me for many reasons, and it was a great experience working with Stuart and Juergen to tell that story in a way that feels fresh and powerful.”

To bring the campaign to life, Vevers worked with photographer Juergen Teller, whose partnership with Coach began in the fall of 2019 and has continued through its holiday and spring campaigns. Shot in iconic locations around the city, including the Edge at Hudson Yards and the High Line, where Coach held its show for the Spring collection, the images also feature the sculpture “Brick House” by the artist Simone Leigh. The public artwork, a 16-foot tall bronze bust of a Black woman which references numerous architectural styles, is a symbol of inclusion, optimism and strength that sits beneath the house’s headquarters, and was featured in its recent show.

At the start of a new decade, I felt instinctively that it was right to celebrate the color, energy and optimism of New York, our hometown and inspiration as a house,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “I loved working with Juergen to bring my vision for Spring to life, and to tell the stories of Jennifer and Michael in a unique and authentic way.”

Originals Go Their Own Way” spotlights the house’s new Spring bags, including the Hutton, the Rambler, and the men’s Pacer Backpack and Belt Bag—and a ready-to-wear collection featuring a bold new statement in leather, a reference to the house’s roots.

Coach is a Tapestry, Inc. brand. Tapestry is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker TPR.