2 posts tagged "Kristina Salinovic"
Remember last month when we spotlighted Kristina Salinovic‘s super-sweet fade and pointed out that we thought it might be contributing to her stellar season so far? Well, it seems as though Nicola Formichetti feels similarly. Not only did the Mugler designer have the Croatian stunner open his highly anticipated Fall women’s show—his first for the house—he seems to have instructed coiffing star Sam McKnight to mimic the front of her now statement, side-parted crop on the 20 girls that came out behind her. Both black and blond varieties made cameos, calling to mind Salinovic’s recent appearance in Love‘s androgyny issue, in which she sports a platinum streak down her otherwise raven-hued locks. As for the rest of the models, they received either bleached, gelled-up fan shapes protruding above their ears or long, middle-parted bangs left out and dangling loose below the chin. All 35 of them were given long, mid-back grazing ponytails as well, except, of course, for one lone catwalker. Lady Gaga got two ponytails worn as pigtails, which the she whipped back and forth with a bravado possessed by her alone.
Despite a coveted gig opening Louis Vuitton in Paris last season, and a cameo on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring couture runway, it’s safe to say that Croatian catwalker Kristina Salinovic has officially hit her stride for Fall. We spotted the relative newcomer backstage at Theyskens’ Theory, Anna Sui, Narciso Rodriguez, and, perhaps most notably, Oscar de la Renta, where her impressive fade stood out amid a sea of long-haired beauties. “Mario cuts it,” she said of the shaved-underneath, longer-on-the-top style, referring to her go to stylist, Mario Mesaric. But Salinovic has been playing with all manners of razors and peroxide bottles for the better part of four years. “I’m a hairdresser and hairdressers just do that,” she told us when we finally inquired about the crop last night at Anna Sui. She’s experimented with full-blonde styles, streaks, and more uniform spiky boy cuts, but her latest look is by far the most striking—and seems to be going over well with casting agents, too. “After my prom night I just cut it,” the 20-year-old recalls. “I was bored.” We can’t wait to see what she comes up with to fill the void during the short lull between Milan and Paris.