Check out what went on both backstage and on the runway for Desigual’s Spring/Summer 17 show at New York Fashion Week.
Based out of Barcelona, Desigual never disappoints on delivering a youthful and vibrant collection each season. This season’s collection featured a wide variety of fabrics, textures, accessories, prints and embroidery. Denim and navy have made a huge splash in this season’s collection, along with pops of bright orange and pink.Frills and floral embroidery accented many pieces and the bohemian aesthetic dominated this collection. There were many contrasting silhouettes and hemlines as well. Knit and silk summer dresses were the standout pieces by far. It’s no surprise that the fun and flirty Spanish brand Desigual incorporated snapchat filters into its looks, check out our interviews with the beauty professionals who made the magic happen backstage.[slideshow]
Cutler/Redken’s Lead hairstylist Richard Kavanagh
Can you talk about the inspiration?
The inspiration really comes from the Desigual spirit and the idea of the global traveler. There are pretty much two different looks. There are 20 girls that have this sort-of romantic, Victorian curl and then the other 20 girls all have individual looks. The idea comes from embracing the fun and freedom and just the carefree nature of travel, but then we also thought we’ve got these girls with long hair and who were the first women that started traveling? Victorian women so when we look at those Victorian women there was a romantic playfulness to it. We’ve got page boys, we’ve got little short bobs with bangs, we’ve got straight hair, we’ve got all sorts of things going on. The other thing that we’ve done is we’ve created the snapchat filters. We’ve made the flower garland and dancing butterflies.
Lead Nail Artist Keri Blair
Can you talk about the different looks?
For the silver and gold nails we’re using two colors from MAC’s Star Trek collection.
We use two different types of foil, which I found online that have a holographic feel to them and then for the rainbow nails we actually use some special colors that I have from mixing straight up primaries so we have a processed magenta, a high-def cyan and a primary yellow and for a lighter rainbow we use a color called baby split and then that primary yellow and we use that yellow is from MAC’s It’s a Strike Collection.
What was the inspiration for the nails?
The inspiration for the nails this season was really about social media. I know for the makeup they talked about keeping the girls pretty individual, really bringing their best selves forward and then a few of the girls are getting their inspiration from a snapchat filter so I was like, what’s really important with nails? And that’s Instagram so right now what we’re seeing all over Instagram, if you follow any nail accounts is a holographic, rainbow nail, foiling and ombre so I brought three of those concept to Desigual.
Lead makeup artist Gordon Espinet
Can you talk about the look?
It’s really about the casting and not the makeup and we’re embracing that 100%, so the models when we get to them it’s not about changing them it’s about improving their beauty and making sure they look like themselves, if they have rosy cheeks then leave the rosy cheeks and in the case of Bruna I’m using her because she has freckles. Of course social media is such a big thing now a day so we’ve taken 5 snapchat filters and we’re being inspired by them, we’re not doing them exactly, but there’s’ the dog, the deer, the zebra, the bee and the butterflies. We’ve got a lot going on, but the bulk of the makeup is a very natural face. When I say natural I mean there is a lot of priming going on a lot of making skin look its best, not covering it.