I ventured to the deep south of New Zealand last week for the fabulous annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week, which showcases emerging designers from around the world as well as winter 2010 collections from existing New Zealand fashion designers.
On the Friday night, I went backstage at the iD Dunedin Fashion Show to see what looks the talented teams at Redken and Revlon were creating for the model’s hair and make-up. Here are the looks we saw sashay down the catwalk:
Louise Pilkington, part of the Redken artistic team, headed up the backstage styling.
LOOK ONE – GRUNGY GLAMOUR
“This look is almost how a model would turn up to a show – kind of like a girl that hasn’t done her hair, but still looks amazing. It is all about a soft wave, but nothing too done. It’s hot bed-hair!”
LOOK TWO – BEAUTIFUL BLOW-WAVE
“The second look is all about a beautiful, expensive looking blow-wave. It is straight yet floaty and natural looking. Nothing should be too structured. Mostly we are taking a central part or a side part if that is the way the hair flows naturally.”
LOOK THREE – SOFT RENAISSANCE
“The last look is quite romantic. In the beginning of the show, we will have the hair half down and half up and then later on we will let it down and brush it out. We’ve used crimpers to get a frayed look but not to achieve a crimped look by any means. It’s just to make the hair look like it’s textured, floaty and sexy.”
The Revlon make-up artistic team was headed by Aliana McDaniel from Aliana McDaniel Agency.
LOOK ONE – BLONDE
“One look has been specifically created for the blondes. It’s all about a smoky eye that merges outwards to a softer colour. It’s a look that is a little bit spooky.”
LOOK TWO – CLASSIC SMOKEY EYES
“The next look we have simply created a beautiful, classic smokey eye because Revlon have the most incredible palettes for that.”
LOOK THREE – ADROGYNOUS
“This look is more androgynous than the others. It’s quite heavy-lidded, just a little bit less plain and a little bit unusual I guess.”