Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2014 runway show was star studded, and Hollywood’s hottest celebrities were just as wowed by the designers’ decadent creations as the whimsical hair and makeup that the models wore.
Frederic Fekkai’s Paul Hanlon revealed the inspiration behind the luxe hairstyles the models wore on the runway. “It’s like skate kids in California,” Hanlon told WWD. “It’s kind of languid, but it’s not grunge, it’s not dirty. It’s very clean hair,” the guru said of the models’ manes. Yet Hanlon’s hair creations for the Proenza Schouler show are surprisingly easy to recreate, and the expert explained how to get the look at home.
Hanlon said the first trick to scoring the trendy ‘do is to wash with shampoo, but leave in conditioner to give the hair weight. The Frederic Fekkai hairstylist opted for a center part, and applied straightening balm to the ends of models’ hair before ironing out most of the kinks. “There’s a lot of texture in the clothes,” Hanlon said. “We didn’t want a lot of texture in the hair. When you touch it, it feels very delicate.”
The simple-yet-chic hairstyles were complemented by minimal makeup, placing emphasis on the freshness of Proenza Schouler’s new collection. Raw Beauty, who last provided their makeup prowess for Alexander Wang’s runway show, were responsible for creating the purified palettes. “Since the collection is in daylight, they wanted to keep the girls really luminous,” Diane Kendal said.
To deliver the au naturale look, Kendal said she applied cream blush to the apple of the cheek, and highlighted the models’ eyelids with Lip Balm. Picking up on the strong brow trend, Kendal said she filled in thinness and topped off the look with a swipe of mascara on curled lashes. Models at the Proenza Schouler fashion show were also treated to classic manicures by nail artist to the stars Honey.
“The look is classic,” Honey said of the nail art she created for the designer duo. “I call it the signature look for Proenza.” Opting for MAC Lacquer’s light pink shade, Delicate, Honey said she gave models two coats of the sheer tone on nails and toes to match. When all was said and done, Proenza Schouler debuted an epic collection, and stars like Liv Tyler, Rashida jones and Amber Vallerta were front row to take in the stunning creations.
“They’re just incredibly talented,” Tyler gushed. “As designers, Jack and Lazaro just know fabrication and texture. Everything is so unique. And I just love them as people.”