To conceive the creations for his CZAR Fall/Winter 2014 line, Mexican-American designer Cesar Galindo considered the needs of a modern woman who’s always on the go. Technology allows for exceptional mobility, meaning that business can be conducted in a café, on a New York City sidewalk or at an evening event. A gal this flexible needs a tractable wardrobe to match, thus his collection, Altered States, boasts a kaleidoscope of digital graphics and easy-to-wear print patterns in purple, blue and gray.
The dust of the Chinese Year of the Snake has settled, and the Chinese Year of the Horse is upon us, symbolizing self-confidence, energy, activity and strength. At Meskita, this new year in the zodiac calendar and what it represents serves as inspiration for models’ sleeked-back, high-topped, dip-died and super-long ponytails.
New York Fashion Week runways see an endless array of unique, creative and artistic fashion and beauty looks, some of which are easily wearable while others are quite extreme. One of the most talked-about beauty aspects of Fashion Week are the varying styles of brows seen on the catwalks. Celebrity eyebrow expert and founder of The BrowGal product line Tonya Crooks, whose client list includes Megan Fox, Fergie and Leann Rimes, gives her take on what does and doesn't work for everyday looks.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, the brand that introduced "ME," the first peptide-infused anti-aging nail lacquer treatment, was the brand behind the moody, darkly colorful nail look at the Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014 Presentation at New York Fashion Week. Celebrity nail tech Elle helped craft the colorful, cool look as the perfect complement to the Fall 2014 line.
It’s been said that life imitates art, but what about art imitating art? At Alexandre Herchovitch Bumble and Bumble lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp taps the provocative paintings of Egon Schiele and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to create his frizzed coiffures. “The collection this season is inspired by the Victorian era, so I started thinking about [the] paintings, where women have very tousled hair around the face and [the rest is] put up in buns,” says Beauchamp.
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.
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: