There wasn’t a hair out of place in Milan, although many of the spring looks were deliberately asymmetrical. At Missoni, Eugene Souleiman clipped black or blonde hair extensions to the backs of models’ ponytails, while at Emilio Pucci, Luigi Murenu opted for “sexy, tousled hair that’s sport on one side and glamour on the other.” Guido Palau had precise shades of blonde, red, brown and black tailored to each model’s locks at Prada, with help from colorist Josh Wood.
Milanese makeup was no less daring, with Pat McGrath’s hard-rock vision of black eyeliner and rosy blush at Versace, and Linda Cantello’s choice of diaphanous skin with viper-green eyes at Giorgio Armani. Blumarine makeup artist Tom Pecheux sexed up the otherwise demure color palette with gold eye shadow and voluminous black mascara, envisioning “a naughty girl with manners, like Courtney Love’s granddaughter.”
Lingerie shades had a starring role on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Tones of mink, soft pink, peach, terra cotta and nude played over models’ cheeks, eyes and lips, creating an effect that MAC senior artist Cher Webb called “natural romance.” “This is an incredibly elegant, wearable look,” she said. “The models weren’t rushing to grab the cleanser when they finished a show. They wore the look afterwards. When I received the MAC spring/summer 2014 forecast palettes, I realized that these were colors that I wanted to keep and wear myself; they’re flattering on everyone.”
Elsewhere, lashes got major love at Paul Smith and Mulberry, with the lower lashes getting coated in black in a nod to Sixties ingenues. An interplay of matte and shine was at work at Peter Pilotto and Burberry, as slightly sweaty-looking skin was offset with powdery pastel lips, while grungy, smudged eyes added attitude at Erdem.
@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