Heydoyou.com was invited cover the backstage at Jonathan Simkhai,
as CATWALK by TIGI, led by Thomas Osborn, sets the tone for AW16.
“Frozen Goddess” Jonathan Simkhai AW16 NYFW
Hair: Catwalk by TIGI, Led by Thomas Osborn, TIGI US Creative Director. Photos: BarronHough.
“This look was inspired by the idea of a natural, windswept feel. We wanted to keep the front of the hair soft with some “frozen”” pieces and have a Nordic knot down the back. The look is strong, yet not fussy.” said Thomas Osborn.
Products used: Catwalk by TIGI Bodyfying Spray. Work It Hairspray. Camera Ready Shine Spray.
About TIGI: TIGI® is a hair care brand that is strongly influenced by fashion and sold only through professional hairdressers.
Catwalk by TIGI® connects hairdressing with high fashion.
A recent collaboration with young British designer Christopher Kane has resulted in a new and closer connection with the world of fashion, taking Catwalk by TIGI® to a new level. The 6 products in the newly re-launched Catwalk Your Highness Volume collection, enable hairdressers to create flawlessly full styles for their clients, whilst Catwalk Curlesque enhances natural curls and waves harnessing the power of the ocean with rich botanicals that deliver extraordinary hydration and definition to all types of curls and waves. The fashion link continues with further product launches later in 2010.
LULU QU did live sketches at backstage and show.
Anna Wintour and Mark Holgate attended the show sitting at the front row.
Inspiration: Maria Ke Fisherman’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by the “imperviousness of innocence and youth in the fractal city.” In the densely populated city, where criminal gangs suppose the only order, one young girl is saved by the last firefighter. With this in mind, CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin developed a strong braided look which softens through the front, speaking perfectly to Maria Ke Fisherman’s impermeable girl.
Overall Look: Strong, symmetric braidsCreate a one-inch section of hair at the center, starting at the hairline all the way to the nape (a sort of ‘mohawk’ section of hair). Secure side sections away, leaving center panel for braidingBraid center section of hair using a cornrow method from front to back and transitioning into a 3-strand technique when reaching the nape. Secure at the very end with an elastic and fold braid up onto itself; secure with pinsDivide each side into two sections, spraying front section from hairline to just above the ear with CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray to create a lacquer effect and comb through to smooth flyaways and imperfections; fasten with a clear elastic into a ponytail in front of ear and then 3-strand braid till ends; secure with an elasticDivide remaining hair on either side, into two horizontal sections to create triangular segments of hair. Apply CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray and cornrow each of the four segments, starting at the hairline and eventually continuing into a 3-strand braid when reaching the part. Once braids are complete, fold them onto themselves to create your own version of a braid design pending the length of your hair; secure with pinsFinish by spraying CATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine SprayProducts Used:CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It HairsprayCATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine Spray
To go with this statement hairstyle a very graphic eyeliner so that you can see a bold line across the lid as the models walk the runway but yet a very light blush and soft pink lip for the touch of innocence. To really capture the adolescent look the makeup artist brushed the brow against the natural way to create an unpolished, unplucked look just like young girl’s eyebrows before they begin to shape them and pluck them as they grow older.
As far as the collection goes…one word: pleather. Black and white Pleather covered everything from jackets, to tops to boots, to pants. A very futuristic feel with platform shoes to really top it all off.
Did I say Days three and five of World MasterCard Fashion Week SS14 were my favourite? Well, Day Four was all kinds of awesome! We hung out backstage, I got to interview of Nikki Wirthensohn of NARCES (who is just too lovely for words!), we saw the Target show which was just THE BEST (came home with the coziest of blankets!), and course we had all the fun in the world off the runway; taking pics and creating unforgettable memories. Thank you so much, you guys rock!
I got to the end of this post and I had a huge smile on my face. Thank you to the designers for sharing their collections with us, and thanks to you all for such wonderful memories!