September 1 2014

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Generation X Grows Up At Alexander Wang


Four days into NYFW and already certain inspirational phrases have become ubiquitous: Descriptive words like “early nineties,” “a bit grunge,” and “kind of tomboyish” have rung out backstage from RVCA x Erin Wasson and Rag & Bone to last night’s Alexander Wang show. To get this increasingly popular look, Wang’s makeup artist Diane Kendal kept models’ skin clean and focused her attention on the eyes, applying MAC’s Paint Stick in Brown over a Sepia Cream Colour Base that she took all the way up to the brow for a dark, greasy effect. Dark and greasy also seemed to motivate hairstylist Guido Palau, who sculpted glorified combovers, creating low, deep parts that he flattened with Redken’s Forceful hair spray and set with a few blasts from the blow-dryer. Both elements helped make Wang’s show—a lot more sophisticated and polished than it’s been in the past—as cool and hip as ever, which is what keeps his fans coming back for more.

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