The spring / summer 2011 shows started yesterday, for the first time, at the Lincoln Center in the Big Apple, and today it was time to run past the winner of the Project Runway program from two years ago, the highly talented Christian Siriano. Known for his slim silhouettes, feminine ruffles and theatrical styles, Siriano this time opted for elegance. “My collection is opulent and the clothes have African, Indian and Asian influences. My muse is a sophisticated woman but full of life, "said the designer.
All kinds of cuts were seen on the catwalk: baggy baggy pants, safari jackets and shorts, kimono sleeves, structured cocktail dresses and fluid, lightweight evening wear. Prints inspired by digital photographs of Chinese temples and Indian beads were used. The beautiful designs complemented the deep reds, persimmons, and paprika color used in clothing. "The collection is about feeling glamorous in whatever you look, whether simple or ornate, and mixing both styles together," she added.
This season Siriano collaborated again with Aveda to create the models' hair look. At the head of Aveda's creative team were the Belgian Antoinette Beenders and, alongside her, our beloved Allen Ruiz, who we stand out as one of the best Latino stylists of the year in our August / September issue of the magazine. “The bun style is a modern one, full of character, with sections of hair (zig zag) that fall like waterfalls to add texture. It is a contemporary bet on the typical bun”, Beenders said. Below we give you the guidelines you must follow if you want to get this beautiful and sculptural collected.
1. Brush the hair with a Mason Pearson brush. Separate the top part of the hair, from the limit with the forehead towards the crown and hold it with a hook.
2. Comb the rest of the hair back making a tight ponytail and secure with an elastic. Spray Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Spray for Hold.
3. Spray Aveda Brilliant Spray on Shine directly onto the bristles of the Kabuki Uruku Bronzing Brush, and “paint” the sides of the hair with this brush to add shine.
4. Make a braid and twist it into a bun securing with hooks. Take Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray for a strong hold.
5. Remove the hook from the lock that you separated at the beginning, at the top, and comb it towards the crown. Pass a small curling iron that creates the zig zag effect in one-inch sections to add texture from the crown to the ends.
6. Brush the lock with the Mason Pearson brush to lighten the effect created, place it delicately on the bun and secure with hooks. Take Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Spray.
7. Pull a few strands of hair with your fingers to create additional texture. Fixed with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.