Di Petsa’s AW/23 show was a mythological merriment of femininity in its most raw form. The collection took inspiration from Persephone, the goddess of spring and later queen of the underworld, and her mother Demeter, the goddess of harvest. It was a tale of creation and Perseophone’s evolution from maiden to goddess, with Di Petsa’s typical wet-look gowns clinging to glossy-looking skin, and in some cases oiled pregnant bellies. Hair stylist Efie Davies used Toni&Guy products to create wet-look waves and twisted braids piled on models’ heads. When it came to makeup, some had a bare-faced but extremely dewy appearance, almost resembling sweat. Other models had metallic silver lined and bejeweled lips, while makeup artist Crystabel Efemena Riley constructed a crystalized, frost-like effect around the eyes and sides of some faces. The beauty looks represented warmth and coldness, with, the light shifting from a rich, earthy orange to a cool-toned, ocean blue. The garments also changed tones, transitioning from shades of opulent golds and wine-like purples into deep blues and bright whites. The beauty looks were synonymous with the juxtapositions of the opposing themes—Hades and angels, fire and ice, death and creation—throughout the show.