True to her roots, Donna Karan kept the DKNY girl downtown where she belongs.
Charlotte Willer for Maybelline began by using the brand’s BB Cream. She filled in the brows with the Master Shape Brow Pencil and made them a bit larger, then applied Great Lash Clear Mascara to the lashes. She used a hint of bronzer underneath the cheekbones to give a little bit of attitude. And on the lip, Willer applied Lip Sensationals in two shades: Totally Toffee and Born With It. “[Karan’s] inspiration was the melting pot of New York,” said Willer. “People from everywhere and how people from all over could be wearing this kind of look with no effort.”
“She’s looking at her DNA and coming up with something that’s today,” said Eugene Souleiman, lead stylist for Wella. “There’s knitwear, outerwear, sportswear, sexy dresses and I just thought that we need to tie everything together.” Beginning with damp locks, Souleiman used Wella’s Hydrate Finish to add a healthy shine. He then blew out the hair and created a clean center part, brushed the hair and tucked it over the ears. He completed the look with the Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray to hydrate the hair. “I wanted to do something very premium,” said Souleiman. “It’s a minimal look, but it works very well.”
Since the collection was composed of prints and patterns, Gina Edwards for Essie created a minimal matte gray nail. Edwards layered Allure upon Master Plan to tone down the gray and topped it off with Mad About You.
“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