South African designer David Tlale presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week on Sunday, September 7th. The collection was a clear expression of a woman’s strength through elegant yet powerful femininity. “This collection is about giving women back their power and equipping them with a strong and confident sense of allure, without losing their essence and femininity,” said David.
To complement the designer's new collection, manicurist Jin Soon created a polished, understated look for the Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2015 show. The overall look was polished, simple and fresh, pairing perfectly with Derek Lam's modern sensibility.
At this year's New York Fashion Week, Morgan Taylor went backstage at several shows to create gorgeous nail looks, focusing on the season's hottest trends, including dual-finish matte & glossy nails, translucent tints, and understated looks. See the looks from the Chris Gelinas, Sally LaPointe, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Monique Lhuilier runways below.CG Chris Gelinas, Nails by Gina Edwards
To complement the SUNO Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week, hairstylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris created intricate, cage herringbone braids. The glossy styles were the perfect accent to the new collection.
Designer Jérôme LaMaar presented the 5:31 JÉRÔME Spring/Summer 2015 Collection with hair by CHI Hair Care at New York Fashion Week. As a trend forecaster for over 7 years, Jérôme is focused on building 5:31 JÉRÔME into a wearable, intelligent and sexy collection. CHI’s lead hairstylist Albert Luiz created a “Perfect Mod Barbie" feel, creating a classic look with more wave and flip to emphasize confidence. Said Luiz, “Clients today no longer want the stick straight hair. Instead they want waves, bent ends or styles with a bump to the bottom.
Inspired by the 90’s Versace campaign, Redken Creative Consultant Guido allowed individuality to shine on the runway at the VERSUS Spring/Summer 2015 show at New York Fashion Week. Guido enhanced each model’s natural hair texture, whether wavy or straight, using Redken’s new Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray. While the look may not be exactly the same for each model, the naturally undone look created an overall cool, sexy feeling on the runway.
Diane von Furstenberg drew inspiration from a traditional French picnic for her Spring/Summer 2015 line, presented at New York Fashion Week. Michelle Saunders of essie created a classic pink nail for the hands and an opaque pale pink nail for the toes, which paired perfectly with the colors and prints found throughout the collection.Get the Look (Hands):1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.2. Next, apply two coats of mademoiselle.3. Follow up with good to go top coat.
Lead makeup artist T. Cooper used Mirabella Beauty Products to create a striking look for the Cute Circuit runway show at Lincoln Center at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
Wenqi Wu introduced his Spring/Summer 2015 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York at the Ace Hotel. Inspired by the 1920’s Russian Constructivism movement of applying modern design techniques to functional and utilitarianism clothing, each outfit was bared with masculine tailoring with an air of femininity.Eufora stylist, Selda Cortes, created a sleek but textured hair look to complement the collection. “The look for the show was straight hair with a middle part, smooth at the top and textured at the bottom," Said Cortes.
Nanette Lepore's Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by both the California coast and the south of France in the 1960's. Taking inspiration from the free-spirited vibe, Julie Kandalec for essie created a gradient nail for the hands that was reminiscent of the way sea water rushes to the shore by using shades blanc and mint candy apple. She tied the look together by applying a solid coat of mint candy apple on the toes.