Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 NYC: KaufmanFranco

The KaufmanFranco Spring 2014 collection portrays the deep understanding of a woman’s sensuality and strength through the richly texturized story and the raw appearance of the model’s skin tones. Runway stylist and Moroccanoil Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero says, “My inspiration was a sophisticated urban girl on the go – free-spirited, secure and confident.”

For the hair: “Contrasting structure, shape, and texture were key elements to the look.  The hair was rounded and smooth on top, close to the sides, and loosely disheveled in the back above a free-flowing, deconstructed ponytail that moved when models walked. Black headbands framed the face to counterpoint the clothes, and the hair itself looked rich and vital, with a luminous, healthy-looking shine,” Calero says.

To achieve the hair look: Calero mixed together Moroccanoil Treatment with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream then applied it to wet hair from mid-length to the ends, creating smooth and shiny locks. Starting at the nape of the neck, he blow-dried the hair with help from Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream creating body and lift at the roots. Next, he sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium on a brush and smoothed down the sides of the hair. Finally, brushed back the hair at the nape of the neck, gripped the ponytail with his left hand and pushed the rest of the hair upwards for added volume giving it a round shape. With his right hand, he lifted and released small flyways then loosing the hair about the pony. After wrapping a few strands around the base, Calero applied a stretchy black headband created by the designer. To set the style, he misted Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for “sexy-look shine”.


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For makeup, Frank B. for MAC drew from the African-inspired clothes for a tough girl look that’s still elegant. He used sliver highlighting on the top and bottom of the eye, and black gel liner on the outer corner of the eye. He didn’t use mascara and did not add anything to brows. A bronzing powder was applied to the skin along with some highlighting powder, and a natural lip was painted to avoid detracting from the eye.

On the nails, Patricia Yankee customized a gold-glitter polish, mixing clear top goat with gold flakes.

- Cristina Goodwin