“It’s about a woman who’s tired of being a girl and she’s ready for the next step,” said Kabuki, lead artist for MAC Cosmetics, about the look backstage at Jeremy Scott. To create the dramatic art effect featured on the models’ temples, Kabuki used MAC Cromacake in Black to outline a lightning bolt, which he then paired with an emerald-hued exaggerated wing, using Cromacake in Landscape Green. Bold raspberry-hued lips, which were stained with MAC Magenta Lip Pencil, complemented the punk-inspired eyes. Skin was perfected and “gently contoured” with Matchmaster Foundation and Studio Finish Concealer.
The spiky, rock-chic hairstyle, imagined by Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals, was described as “‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ meets California Goth.” Souleiman, who affixed black wigs with fake shaved sides on the models, was inspired by late Eighties and early Nineties West Coast skater culture — also alluded to in Scott’s collection. To begin, Souleiman pulled hair tightly to the back center of the head. He then vertically folded it in layers, from bottom up, securing with bobby pins to ensure hair was tucked underneath the wig. The custom, precut black wigs were then fitted over the models’ heads and secured into place. To rough things up, Souleiman applied Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Hairspray to create a “matte, pliable texture,” and hand blow-dried for a “haphazard” effect. He then applied Wella’s Create Character Texturizing Spray to keep hair at the top of the head in place and for the shorter pieces to stand straight up. Shimmer Delight Shine Spray completed the look.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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