KAELEN Spring/Summer 2015

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WHO: KAELEN Spring 2015

WHAT: A floral inspired collection from CFDA Incubator program member Kaelen Haworth

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BACKSTAGE: Both the hair and makeup were inspired by the 1960’s, and Marcia Brady. MAC lead artist Chantel Miller created a “reverse cat eye”, by applying white shadow to the lower eyelid, and layering darker taupe eyeshadow nearly up to the brow. Cheeks were toned with taupe blush, eyebrows were brushed up, and no mascara was used. Concealer was applied to models’ lips right before the show began.

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Katie Gallagher: Fall/Winter 2014 Backstage

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Katie Gallagher is a designer who I’ve followed since nearly the beginning of her career. Season after season, she impresses me with her continual growth as a designer and artist. Few other young designers in NYC so accurately conceptualize and transition a theme or idea into a clothing collection.

For Fall 2014, Katie’s collection Wonderland was inspired by abandoned amusement parks. The idea of “childlike details” and decay transitioned into details like giant hair bows worn by models, and worn in details of the clothing.

Her shows also feature one of the most symbiotic relationships between a collection’s theme or inspiration, the actual clothes, and the beauty looks worn by models. A process aided by working year after year with such strong creative team, consisting of MAC Director of Makeup Artistry Romero Jennings, and Catwalk by TIGI’s Global Creative Director Nick Irwin.

This season, Nick Irwin developed a look that “juxtaposed sleep transition into natural texture.”

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