Model Irina Kravchenko’s cognac locks lent inspiration for Alexander Wang’s show on Saturday. Pairing brandy-colored extensions with the model’s actual hair color, Guido Palau, lead stylist for Redken, created a two-toned low ponytail. “The clothing is a certain palette,” said Palau, “Alex really wanted a pop of color.” Combing the hair back into a low ponytail, he used Hardware Gel to create a clean head shape and then wrapped the pony with a hair extension. To complete the look, Palau applied Redken’s newest product, Diamond Oil, to strengthen and add shine.
“He liked the idea of creating a shadow with the eye,” said Diane Kendal when describing the look for Alexander Wang. Using Nars Cosmetics, Kendal began with a clean face by using Radiant Cream Compact Foundation and the Radiant Creamy Concealer. Next, she used Penny Lane Cream Blush for a hint of color. She then applied Lhasha Single Eyeshadow at the contour of the eye, blending it into the eyebrow to create depth. The lip was finished with Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment.
CND cofounder Jan Arnold created a sandstone manicure. Using a fan brush, she feathered CND’s Impossibly Plush from the sides towards the center. “It’s not overly fem,” said Arnold, “and it’s not what I would call sporty.” She topped it off with Speedy Top Coat and buffed it with Glossing Buffer to give the nail a naturally eroded monochromatic look.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast