To complement Narciso Rodriguez's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, lead manicurist Deborah Lippman created a new take on the nude nail. “This season the Narciso woman was a bit younger, fresher, with an edge - in deference to Debbie Harry's style," says Lippman. "The skin was the starting point for the entire look from which the hair, makeup and nail look grew. Rather than the trademark sheer nail we've created in the past, Narciso wanted to elongate the hands and nails with a 'new kind of nude,' my Summer 2014 Terra Nova warm caramel crème lacquer.
Designer Oskar Mestavaht based the Spring/Summer 2015 Osklen collection on Inhotim, Brazil’s esteemed outdoor contemporary art museum that marries nature and beauty, resulting in a texturized collection complete with inspiring colors derived from vegetable-based dyes and intricately woven textiles. Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, mastered an organic hairstyle that spoke to Mestavaht’s vision while incorporating Osklen’s flower necklaces constructed from materials used throughout his collection.
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The surf inspired look at the Jeremy Scott's Spring/Summer 2015 show in New York saw individual takes on sexy beach hair. “Jeremy and I wanted the hair to appear windswept and raw like it had been styled by the sun and sea while still remaining chic and stylish,” said Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman.
Inspired by the psychedelic posters of Nigel Wentworth and the work of graphics collective Hapshash and the Coloured Cat, Anna Sui evoked the spirit of swinging London during the ‘60s and ‘70s for her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which she’s calling “Kozmik Rock Star.” Hairstylist Garren complemented Sui's vision with messy, undone, textured hair with personality. "I wanted to recreate the shag with its great movement and Rolling Stones/Keith Richards/Jimmy Page/young vibe," Garren said of his homage to shag master John Sahag.
The use and perception of color were the focal points of the recent DELPOZO Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Inspiration was drawn from Josef Albers’ “The Interaction of Color,” the land art of Nils-Udo, and marine life, as captured in Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s 19th Century glass creations.
CND, a global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 20 unique nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at MILK Studios in New York City. The Blond girl this season was a “Gangsta Genie” who always gets what she wishes for. With a modern twist on a variety of cultural references, the clothing and nails pushed the boundaries of artistry and resulted in a theatrical experience of exaggerated glamour.
To complement Delpozo’s colorful Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Julie Kandalec for essie created a coral negative space half-moon nail that was reminiscent of the sun rising in the spring by using tart deco and matte about you on the hands. To complete the overall look, she used one coat of limo-scene on the toes.
The inspiration behind Korto Momolu's recent SS15 presentation at New York Fashion Week was all about high energy and bright colors. Says Renny Vasquez, lead makeup artist for SheaMoisture Cosmetics, “Korto Momolu’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection exuded confidence with intensely pigmented pops of color and shimmering gold metallic fabric. To bring this same energy to the face, I chose to create a high-shine, bright pink lip that popped against the models’ fresh skin and sweet champagne smoky eye.”