What happens when a Seattle girl leaves the Pacific Northwest for a sojourn in the Big Apple? That was the self-posed question Thakoon Panichgul contemplated before conceiving his Fall 2014 designs. The result? Earthy knits and bold floral prints enhance structured tulip skirts and tailored pants, in keeping with his signature casual-chic style.
While the feeling backstage at DKNY seems like backstage-as-usual—helter-skelter with stylists, models and press scurrying about, in actuality it’s anything but usual. With a cast of 55 catwalkers, comprised of both professional models and regular people plucked off the street (think: students, club kids, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists), it’s nearly impossible to distinguish who’s who. And to top that, the beauty designs are tailored to bring out the individuality of each person taking to the runway, so there is no singular beauty look.
It’s the early 1900s, and the bourgeoisie are fleeing Russia - poets, artists, dancers — all in search of creative freedom. This is the romantic world fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg envisions when conceiving her aptly named “Bohemian Wrapsody” Fall 2014 collection. Among these refugees, there is a ballerina. “A free spirit floating toward the intersection of everything, she is a glamorous vagabond on the run with her dreams and colors!” says von Furstenberg.
From blue mohawks to subtle pastel ends, punk style has influenced hair trends in the music and fashion industry for decades. Demi Lovato refreshes these iconic looks by showing how incorporating color can appear spontaneous, yet casual. The singer has left her blue hue behind for a hot pink shade. Bright hair colors are becoming mainstream among celebs, and chances are some of your clients are looking to achieve similar styles. Perfect for spring, pink warms up strands and can add a creative punch to lack luster locks.
Manicurists for Morgan Taylor created gorgeous, unique looks backstage at New York Fashion Week using an array of Morgan Taylor nail lacquers. From soft, wearable neutrals to bright, fun hues, each nail look was entirely on-point.
At Chromat's Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week, Lead Hairstylist T. Cooper of Metro Link, sponsored by Rusk, created classic, retro looks to complement the brand's strong, architectural designs. Cooper and Chromat designer Becca McCharen were both inspired by 1920's finger-waves, but desired a non-literal translation of the style. The result was a look dubbed the "Robotic Finger Wave," due to the strong, futuristic overtones of the collection as a whole.Get the Look:
To complement the "athletic, sporty girl" vibe of Cynthia Rowley's Fall/Winter 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week, lead hair stylist Brian Buenaventura for Cutler/Redken Salon wanted to create "a look that was fun, fresh and completely wearable… down but incredibly dry with texture, almost a new Brigitte Bardot." The result: big, gorgeous, textured hair with tons of volume and glamour.
Sophisticated with a dash of rebellion sums up the Noon by Noor girl as well as the beauty look that strutted its way down the catwalk. MAC makeup artist Neil Young paints a classically beautiful makeup look—illuminated, flawless-looking skin accented by a bold pout— but adds a twist (more on that later).
Teaming up with Sass & Bide for their Fall/Winter 2014 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, evo and Renya Xydis were all about creating dramatic, contrasting hair. “My girls Heidi and Sarah-Jane delivered a spirited collection that inspired an asymmetrical hair style,” Xydis says from New York. “It’s a mix of short with long and sleek shine against matte softness.”The Novateur collection saw a combination of cocoon shapes, long lines, sharp modern volumes to create structure, embroidery, graphic checks and stripes.
Hair is a powerful thing - not only does it affect your outward appearance, but it can also completely alter your mood and make you feel beautiful inside and out. Women know the power of great hair, but did you know that eight in ten men judge a person by her hair alone?