36 posts tagged "Fendi"
“Wigs have become the new hats—they’ve taken over and look really fresh.”
Above, we pay homage to the boyish bowl cuts we’ve seen thus far this season at Marc Jacobs and Fendi. As for the best thing about this high-fashion hair fad: You can remove the choppy crop just as fast as you try it on.
Everything is going digital these days—a fact acknowledged by Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi this season. The concept was infused into the collection via graphic shapes rendered in close-cropped fur and bold blocks of chiffon, while face-painter Peter Philips translated the creative director’s “digital code” into one distinctive hit of “chemical peach” on the lips, a shade inspired by the show’s invitation (pictured above). After outlining the mouth with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in 18C, he filled it in using Rouge Artist Intense in 39 straight from the tube. “It’s a bit of an odd [hue] that has a very classic feeling—it could be a sixties lipstick,” the face-painter explained, “but it’s also very futuristic looking.” The rest of the face was devoid of color, using foundation and powder not only to lend a “satin-matte” finish to models’ complexions, but for practical purposes as well: “It’s easier to brush the [clippings] from the wigs off of this type of texture,” he said. After running a thin stripe of Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ébène across the upper rims, he curled the top lashes and locked in the shape with Inimitable Waterproof Mascara.
The short and choppy mop tops, created by hairstylist Sam McKnight, were influenced by Lagerfeld’s original sketch, Linda Evangelista in the eighties, the Beatles, and “a little Japanese thing thrown in,” he said. To blur away the individual and create a singular army of Fendi-bots, black wigs were fitted to each girl and tailored into a bowlish shape using a razor. “I wanted to keep it looking wiggy,” McKnight added. “Not kid people into thinking this was real hair.” The imperfect crops were finished with a liberal dose of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for a “fluffy, not dirty” finish. If the Kaiser and the King of New York (Marc Jacobs) have given the bowl cut the green light, perhaps it’s time to think about using your dishware for things other than cereal, and replacing the spoon with a pair of scissors. Or maybe just trying the trend on for size at the nearest wig shop…
Fendi has announced that the new face of its forthcoming women’s fragrance will be—wait for it—Chiara Mastroianni. The French actress and Catherine Deneuve progeny will front the new scent due out in September. [WWD]
Don’t believe everything you read. The Soil Association has apparently been busying itself with the testing of shampoos and body creams that are making false claims about “all-natural ingredients,” many of which have actually proved to be laced with chemicals found in window cleaners and air fresheners. Yikes. [Daily Mail]
More on that rumored Fifty Shades of Grey “sensual” product range: The line’s signature scent will boast notes of bergamot, sandalwood, and musk, and include a perfume and massage oils, as well as a collection of “intimate” items. [Metro UK]
The late Princess of Wales was apparently a big fan of Cosmetics à la Carte, the British bespoke makeup purveyor—and U2. Diana was completely starstruck by the band when she happened upon them in the beauty store in 1987, according to the brand’s founder, who also revealed that Ms. Spencer subsequently bought everything they did! [Telegraph]
A few short weeks ago, the New York summer couldn’t come soon enough; now, it seems to have arrived all at once. As the struggle to install last year’s air-conditioning unit in time for this weekend’s 90-degree weather begins, a bigger battle has already been waged against the 100 percent humidity that has currently befallen us. But you needn’t look any further than Fendi’s Cruise collection for a quick fix. Consider the humble hair wrap, which Juliana Schurig models not one, not two, but three different ways for Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collection, and which keeps hairline fuzz comfortably—and stylishly—at bay.
For those of you wondering if the Spring sentiment that sent models to the salon in droves in search of bobs and bowl cuts would return for Fall, the answer appears to be yes. As the shows officially come to an end today, with yet another wig moment at Louis Vuitton, we can confirm that designers are still very much feeling compelling crops. So can Guido Palau. “A lot of people want to see short hair this season,” Palau said backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier, where he was busy trimming “patchwork,” clipped-on-top mullets—a request that he, personally, has been fulfilling with frequency.
It all started at Dior Couture, where the Redken creative consultant gave every girl a convincing pixie cut. Then Palau honed his wig-shaping skills at Marc Jacobs, fashioning an army of Edie Campbells, the Brit It girl he gave a black dye job and a Joan Jett shag for an editorial months earlier. But it didn’t stop there. Sam McKnight picked up the torch at Clements Ribeiro in London, fashioning veritable faux-hawks, a style he reproduced at Fendi in Milan with tight braids accessorized with fox-fur hair pieces a few days later. Next up was Eugene Souleiman’s Rei Kawakubo tribute at Yohji Yamamoto, for which he replicated the Comme des Garçons designer’s architectural black bob, and the stunning pin curls Luigi Murenu designed for Riccardo Tisci’s breathtaking Givenchy collection. Then Karl Lagerfeld got in on the act at Chanel, ordering up colored, similarly graphic hats that sat on top of McKnight’s “done but not done” center-parted strands, thus creating a deceptively short silhouette on top of a long one. This morning, Palau brought it full circle, giving every one of Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton models—Kate Moss included—a “fifties, sort of French Left Bank” bob that was heavy on the mousse for an out-all-night effect.
The season’s overarching punk undertones may have had something to do with the wealth of conceptual cuts that made it onto the runway; nothing captures the subculture’s DIY attitude quite like lopping off excessive length. Suffice it to say, if you’ve ever considered parting ways with your long locks, now would be a great time to do it.