NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MENS #NYFWM | PLAC | SPRING/SUMMER ‘16

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MENS #NYFWM | PLAC | SPRING/SUMMER ‘16

Featuring: PLAC @plac_official @plac_usa // Key Hair: Marcos Diaz @marcosd1az for Oribe Hair Care @oribe // Hair Team: Oribe Hair Care Team | Karla Fenton @karlajean13 for Umbrella Salon @umbrellasalon @industriasuperstudio

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ERNEST ALEXANDER | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | FALL/WINTER 2015

ERNEST ALEXANDER

Designer: Ernest Alexander @ernestalexander

Key Hair: Christian Ceja @christiancrush for Oribe Hair Care @oribe

Umbrella Salon Team: Karla Fenton @karlajean13

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Special Thanks: Talia @tfortalia and the Oribe Hair Care Team #thankyou

VFILES | ZDDZ | RTW SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | STYLE.COM

ZDDZ BY DASHA SELYANOVA

By Lee Carter for Style.com

There's something about a group show that brings out a festive spirit. At VFiles tonight—following a feel-good video message about togetherness from top model Carolyn Murphy—four relatively unknown men's and women's designers from around the world each presented a mini-collection to encouraging hoots and hollers from the audience. The receptive crowd included plenty of colorful downtown stars and Tumblr sensations, as well as enough bold-faced mentors—most notably, Calvin Klein's men's creative director Italo Zucchelli, who was all smiles—to keep the fresh-faced young things giddy with excitement well into the wee hours. Or, however late the VFiles x Def Jam DJ Championship, which doubled as the after-party, raged on. 

The democratic process of allowing designers anywhere to upload pictures and videos of their work to VFiles naturally favors extremes in shapes, colors, and concepts. The first and most promising of the group, Tigran Avestiyan, exhibited these in spades. The graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, who returned to his native Russia to found his label, based his collection on five actual bottles of name-brand fragrances he bought from duty-free stores in airports and fused them together into one unwieldy bottle that his models carried in clear plastic bags. They also wore tunics and shorts with a mishmash of crinkles and flashes of the words "Duty Free"—just enough to suggest cellophane packaging. The designer's message, that of the corruptive, corrosive nature of globalism, came through loud and clear. "It's good to be outside of fashion, seeing it from a distance," he said with a grin backstage, quickly adding, "Not that I wouldn't love to work in New York!" 

Next up was Hye Gin Hamm. Graduating from Parsons earlier this year, she drew inspiration from, she said, "a mix of American and Korean cultures," specifically, American denim and bulky silhouettes evocative of traditional Korean monks. Careful hand-bleaching of each oversized and layered item gave the collection an alluringly timeless, placeless quality. Showings by ZDDZ's Dasha Selyanova, another Russian, and Detto Kazuma of D.TT.K, both of whom produced highly graphic, slightly athletic collections, rounded out the very international showcase. 

Given the excellent IRL platform of VFiles, which is only a year old, it'll be interesting to see how these young hopefuls matriculate through the global fashion system. "It was challenging to choose four designers out of the hundreds who entered," said founder Julie Anne Quay, "but we work closely with our community and mentors [to look] for a point of view, salability, quality, and that's something special."

Key Hair: Kien Hoang | Oribe Hair Care.  Hair: Louis Orozco | Oribe Hair Care, Dan Nguyen | Oribe Hair Care, Coby Alcantar, Tony Caldwell, Jami Symons, Ashley Brecken, Christian Ceja-Compin | Oribe Hair Care, Mandee Hernandez, Kristen Keller, Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon, Yanin Colmenero | Umbrella Salon, Karla Fenton | Umbrella Salon, Ronnie Stam | Oribe Hair Care.  Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care.

Photo: Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.Com

VFILES | D.TT.K | RTW SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | STYLE.COM

DETTO KAZUMA OF D.TT.K

By Lee Carter for Style.com

There's something about a group show that brings out a festive spirit. At VFiles tonight—following a feel-good video message about togetherness from top model Carolyn Murphy—four relatively unknown men's and women's designers from around the world each presented a mini-collection to encouraging hoots and hollers from the audience. The receptive crowd included plenty of colorful downtown stars and Tumblr sensations, as well as enough bold-faced mentors—most notably, Calvin Klein's men's creative director Italo Zucchelli, who was all smiles—to keep the fresh-faced young things giddy with excitement well into the wee hours. Or, however late the VFiles x Def Jam DJ Championship, which doubled as the after-party, raged on. 

The democratic process of allowing designers anywhere to upload pictures and videos of their work to VFiles naturally favors extremes in shapes, colors, and concepts. The first and most promising of the group, Tigran Avestiyan, exhibited these in spades. The graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, who returned to his native Russia to found his label, based his collection on five actual bottles of name-brand fragrances he bought from duty-free stores in airports and fused them together into one unwieldy bottle that his models carried in clear plastic bags. They also wore tunics and shorts with a mishmash of crinkles and flashes of the words "Duty Free"—just enough to suggest cellophane packaging. The designer's message, that of the corruptive, corrosive nature of globalism, came through loud and clear. "It's good to be outside of fashion, seeing it from a distance," he said with a grin backstage, quickly adding, "Not that I wouldn't love to work in New York!" 

Next up was Hye Gin Hamm. Graduating from Parsons earlier this year, she drew inspiration from, she said, "a mix of American and Korean cultures," specifically, American denim and bulky silhouettes evocative of traditional Korean monks. Careful hand-bleaching of each oversized and layered item gave the collection an alluringly timeless, placeless quality. Showings by ZDDZ's Dasha Selyanova, another Russian, and Detto Kazuma of D.TT.K, both of whom produced highly graphic, slightly athletic collections, rounded out the very international showcase. 

Given the excellent IRL platform of VFiles, which is only a year old, it'll be interesting to see how these young hopefuls matriculate through the global fashion system. "It was challenging to choose four designers out of the hundreds who entered," said founder Julie Anne Quay, "but we work closely with our community and mentors [to look] for a point of view, salability, quality, and that's something special."

Key Hair: Kien Hoang | Oribe Hair Care.  Hair: Louis Orozco | Oribe Hair Care, Dan Nguyen | Oribe Hair Care, Coby Alcantar, Tony Caldwell, Jami Symons, Ashley Brecken, Christian Ceja-Compin | Oribe Hair Care, Mandee Hernandez, Kristen Keller, Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon, Yanin Colmenero | Umbrella Salon, Karla Fenton | Umbrella Salon, Ronnie Stam | Oribe Hair Care.  Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care.

VFILES | HAMM | RTW SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | STYLE.COM

HYE GIN HAMM

By Lee Carter for Style.com

There's something about a group show that brings out a festive spirit. At VFiles tonight—following a feel-good video message about togetherness from top model Carolyn Murphy—four relatively unknown men's and women's designers from around the world each presented a mini-collection to encouraging hoots and hollers from the audience. The receptive crowd included plenty of colorful downtown stars and Tumblr sensations, as well as enough bold-faced mentors—most notably, Calvin Klein's men's creative director Italo Zucchelli, who was all smiles—to keep the fresh-faced young things giddy with excitement well into the wee hours. Or, however late the VFiles x Def Jam DJ Championship, which doubled as the after-party, raged on. 

The democratic process of allowing designers anywhere to upload pictures and videos of their work to VFiles naturally favors extremes in shapes, colors, and concepts. The first and most promising of the group, Tigran Avestiyan, exhibited these in spades. The graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, who returned to his native Russia to found his label, based his collection on five actual bottles of name-brand fragrances he bought from duty-free stores in airports and fused them together into one unwieldy bottle that his models carried in clear plastic bags. They also wore tunics and shorts with a mishmash of crinkles and flashes of the words "Duty Free"—just enough to suggest cellophane packaging. The designer's message, that of the corruptive, corrosive nature of globalism, came through loud and clear. "It's good to be outside of fashion, seeing it from a distance," he said with a grin backstage, quickly adding, "Not that I wouldn't love to work in New York!" 


Next up was Hye Gin Hamm. Graduating from Parsons earlier this year, she drew inspiration from, she said, "a mix of American and Korean cultures," specifically, American denim and bulky silhouettes evocative of traditional Korean monks. Careful hand-bleaching of each oversized and layered item gave the collection an alluringly timeless, placeless quality. Showings by ZDDZ's Dasha Selyanova, another Russian, and Detto Kazuma of D.TT.K, both of whom produced highly graphic, slightly athletic collections, rounded out the very international showcase. 

Given the excellent IRL platform of VFiles, which is only a year old, it'll be interesting to see how these young hopefuls matriculate through the global fashion system. "It was challenging to choose four designers out of the hundreds who entered," said founder Julie Anne Quay, "but we work closely with our community and mentors [to look] for a point of view, salability, quality, and that's something special."

Key Hair: Kien Hoang | Oribe Hair Care.  Hair: Louis Orozco | Oribe Hair Care, Dan Nguyen | Oribe Hair Care, Coby Alcantar, Tony Caldwell, Jami Symons, Ashley Brecken, Christian Ceja-Compin | Oribe Hair Care, Mandee Hernandez, Kristen Keller, Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon, Yanin Colmenero | Umbrella Salon, Karla Fenton | Umbrella Salon, Ronnie Stam | Oribe Hair Care.  Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care.

VFILES | TIGRAN | RTW SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | STYLE.COM

By Lee Carter for Style.com

There's something about a group show that brings out a festive spirit. At VFiles tonight—following a feel-good video message about togetherness from top model Carolyn Murphy—four relatively unknown men's and women's designers from around the world each presented a mini-collection to encouraging hoots and hollers from the audience. The receptive crowd included plenty of colorful downtown stars and Tumblr sensations, as well as enough bold-faced mentors—most notably, Calvin Klein's men's creative director Italo Zucchelli, who was all smiles—to keep the fresh-faced young things giddy with excitement well into the wee hours. Or, however late the VFiles x Def Jam DJ Championship, which doubled as the after-party, raged on. 

The democratic process of allowing designers anywhere to upload pictures and videos of their work to VFiles naturally favors extremes in shapes, colors, and concepts. The first and most promising of the group, Tigran Avestiyan, exhibited these in spades. The graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, who returned to his native Russia to found his label, based his collection on five actual bottles of name-brand fragrances he bought from duty-free stores in airports and fused them together into one unwieldy bottle that his models carried in clear plastic bags. They also wore tunics and shorts with a mishmash of crinkles and flashes of the words "Duty Free"—just enough to suggest cellophane packaging. The designer's message, that of the corruptive, corrosive nature of globalism, came through loud and clear. "It's good to be outside of fashion, seeing it from a distance," he said with a grin backstage, quickly adding, "Not that I wouldn't love to work in New York!" 

Next up was Hye Gin Hamm. Graduating from Parsons earlier this year, she drew inspiration from, she said, "a mix of American and Korean cultures," specifically, American denim and bulky silhouettes evocative of traditional Korean monks. Careful hand-bleaching of each oversized and layered item gave the collection an alluringly timeless, placeless quality. Showings by ZDDZ's Dasha Selyanova, another Russian, and Detto Kazuma of D.TT.K, both of whom produced highly graphic, slightly athletic collections, rounded out the very international showcase. 

Given the excellent IRL platform of VFiles, which is only a year old, it'll be interesting to see how these young hopefuls matriculate through the global fashion system. "It was challenging to choose four designers out of the hundreds who entered," said founder Julie Anne Quay, "but we work closely with our community and mentors [to look] for a point of view, salability, quality, and that's something special."

TIGRAN AVESTIYAN

Key Hair: Kien Hoang | Oribe Hair Care.  Hair: Louis Orozco | Oribe Hair Care, Dan Nguyen | Oribe Hair Care, Coby Alcantar, Tony Caldwell, Jami Symons, Ashley Brecken, Christian Ceja-Compin | Oribe Hair Care, Mandee Hernandez, Kristen Keller, Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon, Yanin Colmenero | Umbrella Salon, Karla Fenton | Umbrella Salon, Ronnie Stam | Oribe Hair Care.  Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care.

VFiles Announces the New Group of Designers Showing at Its Spring 2015 NYFW Show

BY KARIZZA SANCHEZ FOR COMPLEX.COM

VFiles' New York Fashion Week show is returning this fall with a whole new crop of talent. 

The online fashion community just announced the roster for its spring 2015 show, and it looks like audiences will be treated to collections by talents from around the world. On Sept. 3, Moscow-based Tigran Avetisyan of Tigran and Tokyo-based Detto Kazuma of DTTK, both menswear labels, as well as  New York-based Hygein Hamm of denim label Hamm, and London-based Dasha Selyanova of womenswear label ZDDZ will show their lines in a show that has become a marquee event on the NYFW calendar. The talent was chosen by the VFiles team, with help from Calvin Klein creative director Italo Zucchelli, fashion editor and Vogue editor-at-large Candy Pratts Price, and stylist Mel Ottenberg—industry experts who'll also act as judges and mentors for the program. 

VFiles made its NYFW debut last September, with designers Gypsy Sport, Ammerman Schlösberg, Steven Tai and Sam Mc. In February, it presented its VFILES MADE FASHION 2 show, which introduced Hyein Seo, Melitta Baumeister, and ASSK, who have since been co-signed by Rihanna

You can always count on VFiles to help put people on the map. 

Look out for select pieces from Tigram, DTTK, Jamm, and ZDDZ at VFiles' SoHo shop after the show. 

Key Hair: Kien Hoang | Oribe Hair Care.  Hair: Louis Orozco | Oribe Hair Care, Dan Nguyen | Oribe Hair Care, Coby Alcantar, Tony Caldwell, Jami Symons, Ashley Brecken, Christian Ceja-Compin | Oribe Hair Care, Mandee Hernandez, Kristen Keller, Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon, Yanin Colmenero | Umbrella Salon, Karla Fenton | Umbrella Salon, Ronnie Stam | Oribe Hair Care.  

David Hart | Presented by Cadallic | Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Hair by Kien Hoang 
 

This season menswear designer David Hart took us to Palm Springs with his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. “The inspiration behind the prints is the natural landscape of Palm Springs,” said David. To compliment the colorful tailored clothes, lead hairstylist Kien Hoang created a relaxed yet polished look with lots of shine for the models. “When creating the hair, I imagined European guys on vacation,” said Kien. “They’re super stylish and I wanted the hair to reflect that, but it’s not overly done. It’s also relaxed and easy and quintessentially California.” 

Get the Look:
1. the hair with Foundation Mist, which will serve as a cutting lotion. Clean up the hairline and trim sideburns into a square shape.
2. Apply Gel Sérum and shape the hair with your hands, encouraging natural wave and movement.
3. Blow-dry the hair away from the face. Apply Curl Gloss to enhance natural waves.
4. Finish the look with a generous mist of Shine Light Reflecting Spray for added luster.

David Hart NYC Spring/Summer 2015 collection is inspired by Palm Springs and the idea of desert modernity - minimal lines and dusty colors." 

Hair:  Nathan Nguyen, Yanin Colmenero, Roz Corpuz, Karla Fenton, Jan-Michael Macutay for Umbrella Salon

Luar Zepol | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week | Fall/Winter 2014

Key Hair: Amy Friad for Oribe Hair Care; Umbrella Team: Kien Hoang, Nathan Nguyen, Karla Fenton

Hairstylist Amy Farid was influenced by Luar Zepol designer Raul Lopez's upbringing in 1980s Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for her high-concept hair look for his Fall/Winter 2014 show. "Raul was really inspired by the boys on the block who would go to the neighborhood salon to get highlights," Amy said. "The idea is that this guy was sitting in the salon getting highlights, then something happened and he had to run out real quick with his frosting cap still on." Amy and her team placed old-school frosting caps on each model's head and pulled the hair through before applying a generous amount of Original Pomade to the strands and spraying the hair with white powder to create the "frosting" effect. Some of the boys with longer hair also got tiny curls in the front, which were set with Superfine Hair Spray. Other models were decorated with hair foils to appear as if they were getting highlights. The overall look was a great fit for this urban luxury line of menswear. (Oribe.com)