Fall Fracas!! (yup, it's a smackdown.)
October 28, 2015
Fall leaves can be pretty...but also lethal. This year multiple brands adopted a foliage theme in advertising and packaging. So instead of the usual one-on-one match, I had no choice but to create a bracketed competition. Chanel will be squaring off with Dolce & Gabbana for the best leafy ads, while Catrice will fight Laura Geller to see which one has the most tantalizing foliage design. The winners of each of those rounds will then duke it out to see who has the top leaf motif in all the (makeup) land. Settle in folks, this is gonna be epic!
Let's get ready to rummmmbbbblllllle! *ding ding*
In the right corner we've got some luscious promos for the Les Automnales de Chanel collection. Chanel's strength lies not only in the very orderly yet artful arrangements of plants and makeup, but also in the variety of the types of botanicals. Can D & G withstand the onslaught of leaves, flowers, berries and twigs in perfect fall hues?
(images from fashionisers.com)
Well, let's see. In the other corner is D & G, whose fall collection promos depict an unexpected melange of red, purple and rose leaves that match the makeup. Will this unnatural and bold color scheme catch Chanel off guard? Or are the images too repetitive to pack a good punch?
In the next ring, we have Catrice's "Fallosophy" 2015 collection up against Laura Geller's Italian Garden set. Catrice throws a sharp right hook with eye shadows, nail polishes and lipsticks all featuring a sleek leaf illustration.
(images from chicprofile.com)
Laura Geller's Italian Garden set, a QVC exclusive, contains only one item with a leaf design.
However, what the collection lacks in number it makes up for in the palette's color and detail. Interlocking leaves in a variety of rich fall colors return a powerful blow to Catrice's monochrome foliage.
(images from qvc.com)
Who are your bracket picks and the final winner? Tell me in the comments!