“I wanted simple and understated, because the collection is simplified with a young look,” Reem Acra said of the beauty look backstage before her presentation Monday morning. “It’s all about being cool.
“The collection has embellishments,” the designer added. “It’s a relaxed look that takes you from eveningwear to daywear. You can wear the eveningwear to breakfast and be cool and go to a gala in daywear.”
To that end, makeup artist Christian McCullough for Make Up For Ever did a “burnished,” sun-kissed look for the show. Models’ faces were tan all over, as if they had just been in the sun and came from the sea.
“The tones are peachy warm,” said McCullough, who combined bronze lips and eyes with peachy cheeks, using a large brush to blend the hues all over the face, creating a matte canvas.
“It’s Mediterranean, a dewy spring look,” he said. “A bit Seventies jet-set glam.”
Meanwhile, hairstylist Miki Loiacono, working on behalf of Redken, said he also followed the look of the collection: “Feminine, Seventies. So I brought the quality of texture to the hair. It’s a natural wave to keep the shape simple — kind of Seventies in a modern way.”
After using a curling iron to create gentle waves in a long, flowing down do, a bit of Redken hair spray was misted onto locks.
“The wave is undone, comfortable and free. Some ends are straight. It’s not too made up — like they left braids in their hair overnight and took them out in the morning.”
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)