The countdown to New York Fashion Week has officially begun! In exactly one month, the world's top designers and stylists will unveil their looks for Spring/Summer 2015. In anticipation of this exciting season, we're taking a look back at some of the most creative, unique and gorgeous styles of Fashion Week's past, all created by renowned Redken Creative Consultant, Guido Palau.Click through to start the slideshow! [pagebreak]Prada, Fall/Winter 2010 - High Drama
Rebecca Taylor has a knack for designing clothes that appeal to every type of girl, and her Fall/Winter 2014 collection was no exception. The talented designer filled her collection with wearable pieces like boxy wool coats, flirty dresses and slouchy pants that would be go‐to pieces for seasons to come.
SIR New York designer Auston Bjorkman sent us on a trip to deep space with his extraterrestrial‐inspired Fall/Winter 2014 collection. With its black lights and neon decorations, the room at Number 8 club in NYC set the stage for Auston's streetwear designs, which incorporated fluorescent details.
After his first collection debuted last season, Mathieu Mirano had established himself as a luxurious womenswear designer with an eye for sophistication and glamour. For his second collection, however, the young designer worked some tougher elements like fur and leather into his elegant designs to give his girl more of an edge. This contrast extended to the hair as well. "You get the best of both worlds with this look," said Rita Marmor, lead hairstylist for Oribe Hair Care, backstage at the runway show at Lincoln Center.
or Otswald Helgason designers Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgasovery's first runway show, they wanted the models to essentially be blank canvases for the art‐inspired collection. The models walked down the runway with super simple hair parted down the middle that, depending on their outfit, was either floating behind their shoulders or put in a low ponytail. “It’s a very, very natural look,” said lead hairstylist and Oribe Educator Ramona Eschbach.
For Houghton’s FW 2014 collection, the beauty look was all about repurposing last night’s style for the next day. “The idea was a girl who went out the night before and has gone to bed with full hair and makeup,” said lead hairstylist Adam Markarian. “It’s bedhead, lived-in, day-after hair.”
Lead hairstylist Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care designed two looks to complement the clothes at Kaelen's Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week. "Kaelen's designs are a mix of romance and minimalism," Amy said. "The two looks are inspired by the collection, mixing softness with androgynous tailoring.
For her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Harare designer Caroline Fuss showed a playful collection of feminine silhouettes, layered knits and bold printed textiles in warm jewel tones that could be easily worn by any modern girl. The quirkiness and ease of the clothes was echoed in the hair look created by lead stylist and Oribe Educator Adam Livermore. “The look is not very done or glamorous; it’s just easy, a little bit grungy even,” Adam said.
The story behind the Calla Fall/Winter 2014 collection was "a chic Parisian girl who moves to Nashville,” said Ramona Eschbach, lead hairstylist and Oribe Educator. Ramona noted that Dolly Parton was the major influencer for the look, and she reinvented the country singer’s signature big hair with a fun and youthful edge for the Calla girl. “The look is a bit ‘60s inspired - we are doing a bouffant shape tied into a low curly ponytail,” Ramona said.
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.