Sebastian Professional and fashion designer Christian Siriano have teamed up in a yearlong effort to inspire ultimate versatility in trendsetters everywhere. Beginning in September 2013, Sebastian Professional will tap the designer to curate bold inspiration for stylists and consumers, crown the newest styling trailblazers of the Sebastian tribe, and design iconic product packaging, all while supporting Siriano’s design collections through June 2014.
Hair: Diadema | Art Director: Fabio Messina | Photography: Andrea Rainoldi
Makeup: Cristina Marzo per 20100Milano | Stylist: Chiara Tubia | Extension: Zeropiu
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When dreaming up his Spring/Summer 2014 collection, menswear designer David Hart was inspired by the photographs of Alfred Eisenstaedt and the golden age of tourism in the ʻ50s and ʻ60s, specifically in Hawaii. The resulting collection includes well-tailored suits and menswear separates in lush fabrics that showcase Hartʼs expert use of colors, which has become his signature. Lead stylist Kien Hoang for Oribe Hair Care wanted the hair to look natural, like theyʼd just been on holiday.
Geek chic was the inspiration behind Chromatʼs Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation, which was cheekily titled “Mathletes.” The collection featured Chromatʼs signature architectural harnesses, bralettes and bandage dresses with a varsity twist in a monochrome palette with pops of canary yellow. Lead stylist Chuck Amos used Oribe Hair Care to create a sleek, sporty and clean ponytail that fit perfectly under the snapback-inspired headpieces.
For his premiere collection, designer Adam Selman was dually inspired by the 1978 film Eyes of Laura Mars and urban street wear. Key hairstylist Holli Smith for Oribe Hair Care looked to vintage magazine covers for styles that would complement Selman’s designs. "We used the '70s as reference for this beautiful Cosmo hair," said Holli, who created three different looks for the show. Two of the styles had elements of volume in the front and texture throughout the ends, while the other was a sleek side bun with wisps in the front to add some softness.
An established brand in his native South Africa, award-winning designer David Tlale made his presence known across the Atlantic Ocean helping to kick off the first day of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. “This Spring collection is for the new woman of today,” says Tlale.
Ted Gibson and his team styled the hair for Carmen Marc Valvo’s Spring 2014 show at The Stage at Lincoln Center. The team worked with wigs to achieve a bold look to go with the collection's techno-tribal style.Ted Gibson explains how to create the look:
For Spring 2014, Peter Som describes the collection concept as “surf style meets downtown”. The collection is full of iconic sportswear pieces—sweatshirt, moto jacket—and plays with the juxtaposition of menswear and women wear coming together. Peter Som’s signature print/pattern mix can still be found this season with digitized prints, graphic florals, and stripes. Peter Som’s aesthetic is well-known as classic clothing, with an eclectic twist—Surf style goes below 14th Street. The Look: Contradicting Tension
Aveda Global Styling Director Allen Ruiz, who styled the hair at the Ann Yee Spring/Summer 2014 presentation on September 5, created what he referrs to as “urban street-style colliding with shiny, modern elegance.” This melds perfectly with Yee's collection, since she explains it is inspired by "the history of urban Detroit, Michigan—its current crumbling economic state, combined with an appreciation for the survivalist spirit of the city as it moves towards a transformation.
O&M Creative Director Janelle Chaplin went for a modern tomboy 'do for the Veronica Beard Spring/Summer 2014 show. Inspired by the opulence and energy of the city that never sleeps, the look drew from NYC in the 1980s and combined uptown glamour with a Run DMC twist. Complimenting the collection's vivid colors and bold prints, the resulting style is cool and understated! (click on the next page to create the look!)