New York Fashion Week started yesterday and one of the most anticipated shows was that of Jason Wu, the young Taiwanese designer who gained remarkable popularity when Michelle Obama wore one of her dresses. "This season I was inspired by Irving Penn's photos, especially the" platinum prints, "he said before the show. "I wanted to reflect Penn's personal style in my collection and also all of his work."
Wu chose Aveda to be the model's hair styling brand for its green profile. “By using eco-friendly backstage products and keeping waste to a minimum, the fashion community does its part to minimize the negative impact on environment, "he said. This time the creative geniuses of the brand opted for a typical “chignon” but with the novelty of making it “flattened”. Aveda's chief stylist Odile Gilbert gives the details:
What inspired this look? Jason and I were inspired by Holly Hunter's look in the movie The Piano so we wanted the hair to convey that feeling. She's young and innocent, with a flawless streak and loose hair up front. However, it retains an element of sophistication with the braided bun. It is soft and romantic.How can a woman get this hairstyle? This look allows for an easy transition from day to night but is especially romantic at night. Prepare hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener and blow dry straight hair. Make a low tail leaving a little hair to cover the ears. Wrap the tail with an elastic or make a simple braid and fix a bow so that it lies flat.