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backstage look, Fashion Week, Flashback, Makeup Breakdown, throwback thursday

Today we are giving you a glimpse backstage at the hair and make-up environment during fashion shows. Usually it is a very crowded and busy atmosphere, creating lots of noise, scents and most of all: craziness.

The first step in creating a beauty-look for a show is setting up a hair and make-up test meeting to determine the final look, this takes place a few days before the show and involves the designer, stylist, hair stylist and make-up artist. In the pictures below we give you a closer view at the beauty-look for the Monique Lhuillier S/S14 fashion show and some exciting backstage shots from various past shows.

 

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Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangheri

Make-Up by Val Garland

 



backstage look, Fashion Designer, Fashion History

Last week some of New York’s most iconic fashion names were heading south to support the 2014 graduation show (have a look at Refinery 29 for a full report) at Savannah College of Art and Design. This season they took the show to the next level by presenting the collections in the SCAD Museum of Art. A beautifully restored building designed by (Christian Sottile). Among the guests were Pat Cleveland and Andre Leon Talley, a long time SCAD supporter, who presented his Lifetime Achievement Award to the acclaimed fashion designer Stephen Burrows, who is the subject of a special exhibition at SCAD through September 15 titled ‘An American Master of Inventive Design.

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Guests included J. Alexander, who coached the models on their walks and especially their attitude, Natalie Joos from the vintage fashion blog: Tales of Endearment, among other editors and insiders coming to see what the next generation is up to. The Dizon team was brought in to bring a touch of NY fashion week to the Savannah school.

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In honor of J. Alexander, the models created a tribute video of his signature pose.

In case you missed the livestream of the SCAD fashion show, you can re-watch it on their website.

Make-Up by Tracy Alfajora

Hair by Martin Christopher Harper

Images by: TMDJ, Pat Cleveland, Sophie Cutts, Keya and the Dizon Inc. team



Design, Fashion Designer, Fashion Week, Flashback, Helmut Lang, Set Design, throwback thursday

In anticipation of ICFF and inspired by all the art fairs in the city right now, we are looking back this week at some spectacular set-designs from the past few seasons. Including shows from Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Araks, Tess Giberson and Helmut Lang. Inspirations spanning all disciplines including architecture, sculpture, painting, collage and artists such as Richard Prince, Fred Sandback,and Picasso.

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Fashion Designer, Fashion History, Fashion Week, Flashback, throwback thursday, Uncategorized

Elegantly set tables, adorned with translucent chairs, stretched the shadowy lengths of The Highline Hotel Ballroom for L’Wren Scott’s Fall 2012 collection. Her collection, Tea Time, fit perfectly with the setting to create the feeling of ‘Downton Abbey’ inspired by early 1900’s England to WWII . Guests enjoyed a lovely lunch against this dramatic backdrop as the models began to stroll down the runway.

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Photography by Antonella Zangheri



Design, fashion presentation, Set Design

Last  wednesday UNIQLO celebrated it’s new LifeWear collection for the upcoming fall 2014 season, showing 9 collections including  Heattech, Topics (featuring a new british check theme), Smart Style Pant, Ines De La Fressange, Denim and Ultra Light Down. Among the guests at the press preview was Nicola Formichetti; he is the new creative fashion director at Uniqlo.

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Photography by Greg Kessler



backstage look, Design, Fashion History, Fashion Week, Flashback, Set Design, throwback thursday

Today we are looking back at the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2008 show, in particular to the runway design. It is a pretty spectacular set, especially because the entire runway is built up on top of two escalators. Tommy Hilfiger chose the Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall because “it feels iconic” as he told style.com, resulting in a spectacular show that with no doubt will stay unique.

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backstage look, Creatures of The Wind, Fashion Week, Makeup Breakdown

Bright colored eyeshadow is one of the big Makeup trends from the Spring 2013 Runways that designers were saying YES to! This particular look can sometimes push the boundaries of “acceptable” day time makeup but since we are dreaming of spring why not try a little color on your lids… Here are a few examples of how this Spring trend was used in our shows.

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Creatures of The Wind Spring 2013

photos by Dizon Inc. and Eli Schmidt



backstage look, Creatures of The Wind, Fashion Week

Sometimes when fashion week is over it feels like it was all just one very long, elaborate dream. Here’s some proof that it really happened:

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photos by Eli Schmidt