“It all started with the movie Orlando,” designer Joseph Altuzarra says of his spring collection. His feminine twist on traditionally masculine pieces was a playful yet refined mixture of a new kind of power woman evolved to the extreme. What started as an equestrian story evolved into a gypsy fairy tale of rich fabrics embellished with Swarovski detailing. Beauty was polished and sophisticated; Fekkai stylist Paul Hanlon created a sleek style to compliment exquisite tailoring that defined the pulchritude on the runway.
Hair was prepped with Fekkai Full Blown Styling Whip in wet hair, then blow-dried flat into a deep side part. After spraying Fekkai Coif Sheer Hold Hairspray into sections, hair was pulled into a tight, low ponytail and misted with Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist for an intense luster. A clean loop was pinned beneath the base and the remaining hair wrapped around to create a bow. This was a unique modification of a classic chignon that defines modern elegance for a contemporary woman. Makeup was kept mostly natural, aside from a chic navy liner and softly contoured cheeks. The look was highly cultivated and unexpected, pleasantly opulent and accessible for every kind of sophistication.