Even lead artist Diane Kendal, who worked with Nars Cosmetics, claimed the look for Alexander Wang might be the most minimal makeup she’s done in a long time. “It’s very simple,” said Kendal. “His collection has a lot of masculine fabrics and the silhouettes are very sexy, but he wanted to keep that freshness and rawness for the girls.” First, Kendal applied Narsskin Aqua Gel Oil Free Moisturizer to give the face a natural dewiness. Keeping a fresh canvas, she used Stick Concealer where needed. Kendal refrained from any mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, blush or lipstick and finished with curling the lashes and brushing up with eyebrows with Oural Brow Gel.
“It’s always sexy,” said Guido Palau working with Redken and talking about the hair for the show. “It’s quite voluminous, it’s natural, but we’re putting a lot of extensions in and using a lot of thickening lotion.” To achieve the beachy mane with natural movement, Palau used Redken’s Powder Refresh 01 and Quick Tease 15 to create texture and attain a matte finish. Palau made a messy center part and used extensions to add fullness. Then, the hair was slightly tucked around the ears. “That volume is key to the luxe of it,” he said. “It is rough in texture, but it doesn’t feel coarse. It’s a nostalgic sexiness.”
“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