REDBULL TAKES YOU BACKSTAGE:
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK A/W 10 FEBRUARY 2010.
Karen Walker is a name synonimous with New Zealand fashion. This season was her 8th consecutive showing at New York Fashion Week and was one of my favourite shows.
There seems to be an animal theme here this week. or is it just me?
The collection was a fruity amalgamation of the sound of music and Bob Dylan with skinny trousers, curtain print fabrics, and sheepskin collared jackets.
Karen Walker is so on the money with her direction. The sunglasses range incorporates old favourites along with a good splash of round framed shapes a la John Lennon.
Not sure about the big sheepskin suitcase one of the girls was carrying...
I'm sure Heathermary Jackson must know what she's doing.
The clothes will be in stores in August.
The hair was simple. A messy textured ponytail. When I asked lead stylist Rolando Beauchamp about the hair he was quite concise. JBF hair (stands for just been f*#ed) pulled back tight at the sides into a messy ponytail so as to allow the red lip to shine and pop. It was all about the makeup.
Rachel Antinoff dunnit.
One of the coolest fashion installations yet, was the showing for new label Four. Set in a downtown apartment, the models didn’t parade on a catwalk, nor did they stand on a podium as is so often the case.
The models, dressed and tressed, were part of an elaborate play that had them acting out small scenes in a murder mystery while the guests walked through and interacted with the scene.
There was a cardboard cutout dog, a girl murdered with flaming red hair flowing and silhouetted on the floor with white tape. A girl at a desk with an old fashioned typewriter, even in the bathroom a model stood, beautifully attired and quite engaging.
Jenny Balding was in charge of the hair for Redken and Cutler. She set the hair curling irons, then pinned it up into a faux bob with a sweeping wave at the front.