I think it’s safe to say Thom Browne is my favorite show of every NYFW season. There really is nothing else like it, and I’m stunned over and over again that it even takes place in New York, and not in Paris during Couture week.
One of the things I enjoy the most about this show is seeing so many different parts of what goes into putting on this show. From the hair and makeup, to the finishing touches being sewn onto the garments. Everything combines to create a completely unique fashion week experience.
Beauty wise, this season was all about Twiggy and “hat hair”. Jimmy Paul for Bumble and Bumble created a look suitable for wearing under hats, designed in a collaboration between Stephen Jones and Thom Browne.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray was used to make hair malleable. Hair was then styled into a wig wrap (AKA a Doobie Wrap), by means of a braided updo. The look mimicked a princess crown.
One benefit of using Thickening Spray vs Hair Spray– Once the show was over, models could brush out their hair, and it would appear clean again.
MAC Cosmetics’ Sil Bruinsma created a look that paid homage to 1960’s model Twiggy. To start, Prep and Prime Powder, and MAC Studio Fix Fluid were used on models’ skin to create a matte, white look. Eyes were lined with smudged Ebony Eye Pencil and Fluidline Gel Eyeliner in Blacktrack. Many, many coats of mascara were used to create the spider-like lashes, which were then made even more dramatic with the addition of two sets of false lashes. The look was completed by applying C-Thru Lipglass.
Additionally, a small section of models had their faces and bodies painted with with MAC Acrylic paints in a marble like pattern in order to look like statues. Layers of multiple colors of paint were applied in “lightning bolt-esque” streaks to achieve the effect.
Butterflies were the inspiration for this season’s nail art, created by Julie Kandalec for Essie. Using 5 different shades of polish, each nail was painted in a different color. Colors used were: Mojito, Butler Please, Really Red, Fiji, and Meet Me at Sunset.
The set itself was designed to be a garden party atmosphere. With fake grass, models as flowers and statues, and lawn mowers and butterfly nets all around.
As always, it was truly amazing to see everything come together once the models were all dressed, and outfitted in their hats for first looks.
Some of my favorite looks from the runway show:
See the full photo set here.
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