Dennis Basso’s FW 2017 was filled with earth tones, velvet, fur, and floral embroidery. Glamsquad’s Giovanni Vaccaro and Christina Quercia worked to perfect a down-to-earth, glamorous look for the models at this New York Fashion Week runway show.
We were backstage at Dennis Basso’s New York Fashion Week F/W 17 runway show to see all the magic created.
Giovanni Vaccaro, creative directive for Glamsquad led his team to create different hairstyles for each model using Kerastase Ciment Thermique hair products, mixed with the Kerastase Materialiste to give their hair nice texture and grit.
To add volume Vaccaro added the Keratas VIP product, which is volume in powder, to add lift from the roots. Vaccaro then finished of the looks using either Lacque Dental or Lacque couture hairsprays.
“The inspiration I would say after speaking with Dennis and his team, is really about that international woman who is romantic but also effortless so the idea is to keep the hair looking very natural and to be able to tell a story amongst along the models, especially with all their different texture,” Vaccaro said.
The style team wanted to make the models look like their hair was kept natural with some sort of structure.
When approaching hair Vaccaro keeps each facial shape and silhouette in mind before choosing a style that would be best suitable on the model. “It’s not just about the hair,” he says. “It’s about the woman that sits in your chair and how she wants to look and how she wants to feel.”
The Glamsquad esthetic was to let the models natural elegance shine through.
Concentrating on the nails was Christina Quercia, lead nail professional for Glamsquad. She decided to use Lavy by Flaviana Matata on the models and chose a deep brown color that would blend in well with the looks.
“I actually personally love it for myself,” Quercia said. “I love it for simple skin tones as well!”
Quercia used the models natural nails and prepped their nail shape for a more rounder look, finishing off using two coats of plain nail lacquer from Matata LAVY 26.
Here’s a look at how the chic looks came together: