Whether it’s through high praise or controversy, Marc Jacobs’ bold fashion shows always end up being the talk of any fashion week. So when we saw that the notorious designer was going to be closing out New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018, we knew this show was going to be big. And of course, Jacobs did not disappoint.
Even with the plethora of fashion shows that hit NYFW this season, Jacobs—to no surprise—still managed to bring a refreshing take to the runway, starting with his tropics-inspired designs and all the way down to the unique hair and makeup looks. For the Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 show, Jacobs enlisted some of NYFW’s most popular models to display his designs, including Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Hill, and newcomer Kaia Gerber, who got the honor of closing the show.
The collection, inspired by a "dreamworld tropical paradise" as Vogue noted, incorporated bright colors and prints into workwear. While the looks brought a uniquely fun twist to business wear, one of the most intriguing components of the show had to be the model’s headscarves.
Instead of conjuring up a complimentary hairstyle to go with the collection, every model walked down the runway with a beautiful headscarf to match with each outfit. As reported by People Style, Jacobs purposely wanted to “get rid of the [model's] hair." To help Jacobs execute his vision, Redken glocal creative director Guido Palau first created a hairstyle, which would comfortably house the headscarf. “I use hardware gel, hairspray and water depending on the texture, trying to get it as tight as possible so these wraps sit on the hair comfortably," he said. Then each model was matched with a headscarf designed by British milliner Stephen Jones, which was draped differently on each model. The stunning headscarf styles were inspired by popular turban styles of the late '60s and '70s.
In order to allow the main focus of the show to lie on the headscarves and Jacobs' designs, Marc Jacob Beauty's lead makeup artist Diane Kendal created a simple makeup look that featured a distinct winged cat eye customized to each model's eye shape.
Talk about ending NYFW with a bang!
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