Radiance and restraint were the words of the day backstage at Hérve Léger's spring 2013 showing. Val Garland, for Temptu, focused on creating incandescent skin and a strong brow to keep the models looking healthy and young. "The look is a very tough, androgynous beautiful, brushed-brow girl," said Garland, who used Temptu Airpod Foundation across the face and a shimmering champagne highlight to contour. "The skin is flawless." For the final look, which also featured champagne-hued highlight on eyelids and the inner corners of the eye, and glistening "moisture" on the lip, power came from simplicity. "The clothing is very body conscious and the hair is strong so to pull the girls back a little [in the face] made them even stronger," she said. "It was all about getting that glow factor in the skin."
The striking braid-infused hairstyle, imagined by Laurent Philippon for Bumble and bumble, alluded to both a "harness" and "s & m. I't a very simple shape with a couture twist," he said, drawing a parallel between the look and the collection. "It's deliberate." Philippon began by "loading" hair with Bumble's Spray de Mode, then applying Does It All styling spray, while flat ironing. Next, Philippon created a "very clean" side part and infused two tight cornrow-style braids right above the model's ears. The braids were then brought to the back of the head and united into one. Although one of the side braids was hidden under the look, the other wrapped around the back of the head, then seemed to disappear into the hair. To achieve this half hidden braid, Philippon pulled a portion of the models hair over it on only one side. "It's very structured and tough," he said, "But it moves. It's not stiff."
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)