Katie Gallagher’s Spring 2016 collection was a love letter to her longtime NYC neighborhood, Chinatown. Featuring “bright colors, bold shapes, and strong aromatic scents that define the culture…” the clothing featured brighter colors this season, such as yellow and red, and plenty of texture.
Backstage, the theme of Chinatown translated into a modern Geisha inspired lip, and an updated chignon, that featured a twisted bun woven with rabbit hair scrunchies. Joseph DiMaggio for DAVINES led the hair team.
To get the look: 1. Prep clean hair with Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse, distributing evenly from roots to ends. 2. Gather the hair on top of the head into a high ponytail with your hands. 3. Pull the tail through half way to create a loop at the base of the pony, securing with an elastic. 4. Wrap a (fur) scrunchie around the elastic as a base to wrap the tail around. 5. Flatten the loop toward the back of the head to create a half chignon and secure with bobby pins. 6. Use a topsy turvy tool to pull the tail through the fur scrunchie, repeating as many times needed to come to the end of the ponytail, creating a woven effect. 7. Clean up fly aways with Davines More Inside This Is A Medium Hair Spray. 8. Finish the look with NEW Davines More Inside This Is A Shimmering Mist for shine and polish. -Via Davines
The atmosphere backstage at Betsey Johnson is always more like a party than the hectic pre-show environment of most fashion shows. It’s the one show where models and press actually sip champagne, and munch on mini cupcakes, just like I always imagined fashion shows to be when I was growing up.
Another thing the show had in common with my childhood– crimped hair! Betsey herself served as the inspiration for the wild, chunky crimped look, created by AVEDA lead hair stylist John Reyman.