The beauty look at DKNY was as varied as it gets: personalized hairstyles and makeup looks, and one of three nail options.
“We’re doing a real New York mashup,” said Eugene Souleiman, who was working with Wella Professionals at the show. “It’s really about celebrating a city, the cultures in it and the subcultures in it. I’m not necessarily talking about race — I’m talking about youth culture, club culture. The show’s about some unusual and interesting-looking people.” Because Souleiman was using nearly every product in Wella’s arsenal to create looks — from green braids to spiky locks — he noted, “it almost doesn’t feel as if this is backstage. It feels like we’re in a fashion salon, and everyone has a look that suits them.”
“We’re playing with makeup,” said Yadim, working with Maybelline at the show. “There was quite a bit of street casting for this show, and a lot of different personalities. Donna wanted the beauty look to reflect that. We did the basics [such as mascara and foundation] on everyone to bring them to a certain level, and then after that, I’m just trusting my team to have a dialogue with anyone who’s sitting in their chair and pull from there what they feel comfortable wearing. The only thing I told my team was to stay away from any bright competing colors except red lipstick, because the collection’s black and white and graphic. I don’t want to compete with the clothes — I want to accentuate them.”
Michelle Saunders, working with Essie at the show, created three nail looks. One, an inverted French manicure, was achieved by applying Essie’s First Base base coat to the nails, then one coat of Blanc, a white nail polish. Next came Smokin’ Hot, a gray polish, over the center of the nail, leaving a thin white arc around the entire base of the nail. She then added Allure, a sheer pinkish white on top of that to achieve a cement color and Matte About You top coat to finish. A second look was achieved by applying two coats of Blanc to the nails and then finishing with Matte About You. The third look used Mademoiselle, a sheer baby-pink, with Matte About You on top.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty