Creatures of the Wind does 'pure' for NYFW
Creatures of the Wind kept models' skin "pure" and "illuminated" to show off their new collection.
The fashion house showcased its latest designs at the Lincoln Center, as New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday.
Its Fall/Winter 14 collection featured a heavy mix of prints and textures, making use of both bright colours and more subdued hues.
In contrast to the designs, make-up artists created natural-looking faces with only a hint of colourful eyeliner to add a pop of brightness.
Nars Cosmetics make-up artist James Boehmer said he was focused on "purity and illumination and gleaming texture and radiance."
"We kept it about skin care, we used a lot of really lightweight moisturiser that has this very luminous texture," James told WWD. "[We used] very little foundation or concealer, just where the girls need it."
Heavily printed jackets and dresses in golds and blues were layered on top of long skirts for the presentation.
Lighter hues of mint green and citrus shades were paired with darker fabrics. White was also used to create separate two pieces.
Hair was swept to the side and braided, so as not to detract from the designs walking down the catwalk.
"It's a side part, a woven hair braid that has a bang on the front," explained Odile Gilbert for Kérastase.
BCBGMaxazria's latest collection was full of fur, including fox, racoon, rabbit and shearling.
The controversial animal hide was used on almost every look, with blacks, greys and creams being the prominent colours used.
"We had a thing with PETA for about six years where you couldn't touch it, and now I'm like a hungry child, you feel it, it just feels right," Lubov Azria, BCBGMaxazria's chief creative officer, said backstage, according to fashionista.com.
Today will see Zimmerman and Rebecca Minkoff showcase their latest designs as day two gets underway.