Alexander Wang took his AW ’14 show to Brooklyn this week and the hair, makeup and nail looks were just as bold as the designs seen on the runway. Wang transformed an 100,000 foot greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the occasion, providing a dramatic backdrop for his latest creations.
NARS created the look for the Alexander Wang AW ’14 runway show with Diane Kendal acting as the lead makeup artist. “The look focuses on ‘pure’ beauty – it’s all about lightness and the shadows between,” Kendal said. To create the look Kendal used NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Radiant Creamy Concealer and Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder
To create a barely there flush Matte Multiples in Altai, Vientiane or Cappadoce were used depending on the skin tone, topped with the Copacabana Illuminator for a slight glow. The same Matte Multiple shades were used on the eyes for a touch of color.
To complement the Wang AW ’14 Michelle Saunders for essie created a “chalky, soft beige nail” by layering two classic essie shades under Matte About You Top Coat. Nails were prepped with essie Ridge Filling Base Coat, followed by a coat of Sand Tropez and Mademoiselle, before a final coat of Matte About You Top Coat.
To get the look follow the simple instructions from essie below:
1. Apply ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails
2. Once the base coat dries, apply one coat of Sand Tropez
3. Next, apply one coat of Mademoiselle
4. To finish, apply Matte About You Top Coat
Photo: Greg Kessler
Hair for the Wang AW ’14 runway show was taken care of by Redken Creative Consultant, Guido. Guido utilized Control Addict 28 Extra High-Hold Hairspray to create a firm shape around the head and further amplified the look by using Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist. The makeup team then made the look a bit more dramatic by coloring in the hair part.
Photo: Greg Kessler
“The inspiration for the hair this season actually came from a drawing Alexander Wang shared with me when he was designing the collection. I wanted the hair to look drawn on the models like Alex’s illustration, so I used very straight lines to create the illusion that the hair was stuck on. I didn’t want the hair to be too normal. I wanted to make something classic, a little different so certain elements were slightly off, ” Guido noted.