Hair photography by Dave Blake for R+Co Bleu x Maggie Marilyn at The Range Byron Bay.

Today in lieu of a traditional runway show, New Zealand-born designer Maggie Marilyn showcased her brand new collection by way of a short film. Directed by Duc Thinh Dong in Byron Bay, the film was centered about the joys of a communal table, eating with loved ones, nature, community, and a feeling of being reborn.

Hair photography by Dave Blake for R+Co Bleu x Maggie Marilyn at The Range Byron Bay.

As far as beauty is concerned, the overarching mood was golden, glowy skin and hair that felt-lived in. Isabelle Schimid for MECCA led the dreamy, joyous makeup look using a curated selection of conscious brands from the retailers stable. Sunlit skin, soft freckles, dewy lids and bee-stung lips were the focus, with the Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation, Kosas Air Brow Fluff & Hold Treatment Gel, Costa Brazil Óleo Para Corpo | Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil, and Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter Stick in Lit functioning as hero products.

Hair photography by Dave Blake for R+Co Bleu x Maggie Marilyn at The Range Byron Bay.

Paloma Rose Garcia partnered with R+Co’s soon-to-launch Bleu label to craft the hair looks. Whimsical, textural and natural, each model carried a different style in tune with her texture, resulting in a varied but fitting aesthetic overall. The R+Co Bleu label is also a clean, sustainable, soon-to-launch haircare line, tying in with Maggie Marilyn’s environmentally-forward approach to the fashion and beauty industries.

Hair photography by Dave Blake for R+Co Bleu x Maggie Marilyn at The Range Byron Bay.

In short, the overarching looks were radiant and subdued; glossed skin, gilt eyes, soft lips and clean hair. As is always the case with Maggie Marilyn, the focus was on the beauty of simplicity; a welcome moment of respite in an otherwise chaotic fashion week.

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