Winter and summer joined forces for Thakoon’s winter collection.
In order to translate the opposition, lead makeup artist Diane Kendal used Nars Cosmetics to create a glittering, deep blue smoky eye. “We’ve done really deep winter blue for the eyes,” said Kendal, “and the glitter reflects the summer.” Kendal began by creating a square shape and layering the eyes with Solomon Islands Eye Paint, Ubangi Eye Paint and loose glitter to craft a juxtaposition of winter and summer. Eyebrows were filled and brushed up, while skin was concealed with Radiant Cream Compact Foundation and a hint of Blush in Sex Appeal was applied at the apple of the cheek. Leaving them natural, the lips were topped off with lip balm.
Using Kérastase products, Odile Gilbert kept it graphic and conceptual for Thakoon’s Sunday show. “When they (models) get out of a show, they twist everything together,” said Gilbert, “which is like a modern chignon.” Gilbert used Ciment Thermique to pull the hair back into a ponytail and sprayed it with Double Force Hair Spray to create a messy chignon. But that wasn’t all that was involved in this hairstyle. Gilbert fashioned bangs of various lengths on half of the forehead.
To finish the look, Kim D’Amato for Priti NYC used one coat of Bristol Fairy to make it look as if the nail were wet.
“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