Wednesday, October 8, 2008
KOI SUWANNAGATE: SUMMER 2009 SHOW – MAKEUP/HAIR
Bumble & Bumble Salon, West 13th Street, September 2008
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
The clothes for S/S ’09 by Koi Suiwannagate are stunning…and the makeup+ hair = perfect accessories.
We think Shiseido and Bumble deserve special mention.
The Shiseido team did an amazing job interpreting the ‘wings of a butterfly’ prints of the fabrics that are major themes of the collection- onto the models faces.
As the designer explained to us backstage prior to the RTW show…she wanted to capture “the freedom, light as air feeling of a butterfly…” particularly the images found on vintage fabrics collected from around the world.
The results=BRAVO--- with pink shadow applied as wings on the eyelids. The finishing polish was achieved with Benefiance Lip Treatment and moist skin.
Hair by the Bumble&Bumble Salon Team was downright Ophelia sister of Hamlet wavy-with the models’coifs “like they’ve been standing under a waterfall…with bits of static.”
Soft waves “a bit frizzy/frazzled” reflected the romanticism conjured up by the clothes.
FACTOIDS: At the last Fall 2008 RTW Show-the models walked barefoot. We thought this was intentional…Shinto inspired earthiness. NATURE GIRLS.
According to Suwannagate, this Summer’s collection started with the shoes: “…the first thing we did this year was collaborate with Manalo Blahnik.”
In February 2008…the shoes got stuck in customs!!!! So there were no ped coverings for the big day.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE