Calvin Klein RTW Fall 2017

Some things never change — like the minimalist beauty look at the Calvin Klein Collection show.

For Raf Simons’ first show as creative director, he stuck with a beauty look that stayed true to the brand’s simplistic heritage.

“Every girl was left with their own natural texture,” said hairstylist Guido Palau for Redken, of the hair look he created for the fall show. “He wanted to embrace simplicity in the hair.”

Each model, male or female, wore their hair naturally. Palau used Redken Wax Blast texturizing spray on the women to add touchable body and dimension, parting hair down the center. Redken’s Windblown 05 spray was used for a natural windswept effect. He described the final look as “an effortless kind of feeling.”

For the men, Palau used Water Wax 03, a flexible-hold pomade that imparts a shiny finish, and set it with Windblown 05.

Letting models walk the runway sporting their natural hair textures and styles has been an ongoing trend for the past several seasons, and Palau noted that he sees no signs of it slowing down. “It feels like the most modern way to approach the different kinds of personalities designers are wanting to cast for their shows,” said Palau. “They don’t seem to want an army of girls [right now]…they’re embracing curls and natural textures. I think for the moment it’s going to stay that way.”

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Though Palau could not speak on behalf of makeup artist Pat McGrath, he acknowledged that the show’s beauty look was a natural, bare-faced look in line with the looks of seasons past.

As for working with Raf Simons at Calvin Klein for the first time, Palau had nothing but positive things to say. “I’ve worked with him for a long time, and he’s such a sweet, gentle person to work with — creative, open to suggestions, a very positive energy,” said Palau. “It’s a nice work experience and he’s got a great sense of humor.”

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