Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Ann Yee

Ann Yee’s latest collection includes layers, textures and fabrics that show climate change and its transitions happening on unexpected days in the late winter and early spring months.

In a very active collaboration, Jon Reyman, Aveda Guest Artist, and Ann decided to complete the look by mixing a smooth look with an eradic mix of waves to represent the moody weather patterns. Jon’s process involved making the hair look pressed on the top with Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, brushing out the hair, misting with Control Force Firm Hold Spray, setting the hair in a few figure-eight braids using large U-pins, clamping a flat iron over the figure-eights for ten seconds, then removing the U-pins. After applying Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Crème to instill definition in the waves, he smoothed the top of the head of hair near the forehead, pulled the sides back into a ponytail with a clear elastic.

Fatima Thomas, MAC Senior Makeup Artist, put a focus on the lip, creating a two-tone effect that was a balance between a hot and cold look using a warm orange and cool fuchsia for dimension. “We’re taking a classic bold look, great soft eye that’s smoky, but not really a dramatic smoky eye because it’s all about climate change,” Thomas says, “People are moving around more than ever and this look reflects how seasons and climates are always changing all over the world.” Using Tote by MAC for the contour cheek look, she also used the same blush as a base for the eyes.

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Gerry Holford, a New York City based manicurist, had a custom design made with INNI nail stickers created for Ann’s show, which looked very chic, graphic, polished and easy going with these beautiful bright blues that provided a pop of color. “What I like about what they designed is that it's accessible nail art, meaning anyone that sees this on the runway, they can easily replicate at home,” Holford says.

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