Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

TFW Beauty Breakdown: Alan Anderson x ZOFF



Alan Anderson and Michael Zoffranieri first met throughout showings at London Fashion Week final 12 months when each designers had been collaborating within the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), an award-winning non-profit dedicated to nurturing Canadian expertise. They quickly found they’d lots in widespread: comparable clientele, corresponding style and a shared penchant for Old Hollywood films and classic vogue. “We looked at each other and said, why have we never worked together?” says Anderson.

Their first collaboration made its debut this Tuesday at Toronto Fashion Week and positive sufficient, retro Tinseltown glamour and dramatic movie noir-inspired magnificence seems to be had been on the menu. We acquired the main points from award-winning P1M Makeup Artist and beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart Spokesperson Simone Otis and Global Redken Artist Jorge Joao in regards to the hair and make-up for this runway presentation.

Lucille Ball could have been one in all Anderson and Zoffranieri’s largest references, however the finish result’s a far cry from ‘housewife’. “They wanted something that would be a bit of 1950s glam, but modernized,” says Otis. “Something dramatic, but that still comes out on the pretty side.”

Otis made the eyes, lips and cheeks of equal depth, in order that not one space drew focus. “It’s something people did a long time ago, but I feel like now we’re becoming comfortable with full makeup again,” she says. To stop the look from changing into too darkish or critical, Otis used a shiny and playful raspberry color on the lip.

“Every time I work with ZOFF it’s all about beauty,” says Joao. “He’s very classic, so we always do buns, twists, things that are timeless, but then we add a little something. He loves his vintage inspiration but he always updates it for today.” With the gathering being so stuffed with color, texture and assertion equipment, Joao created a coiffure that wouldn’t take away from the items happening the runway. “That being said, it’s easy to just tie hair back,” he says. “We wanted something that was clean, off the face and feminine, but also had some kind of detail, something a little different.” He created a basic chignon that had a contemporary twist: utilizing items of hair to create an edgy rope-like impact on the again of the bun.

Joao prepped the mannequin’s hair utilizing a priming spray and volumizing mousse by Redken to develop extra texture and management.”We’re doing lots of wrapping and twisting, so if the hair isn’t ready in a sure method, we’re not going to realize the look,” he says. Next, he made a low ponytail, leaving out two giant sections on either side. For the runway, Joao created a small foam roll to help with the chignon, however when you needed to recreate this look your self, you possibly can stick to a daily bun. In that case, he recommends utilizing some dry shampoo to construct up some grit and be sure that all the pieces stays safe. “You’ll end up using half the bobby pins and have half the stress of this thing falling out,” he says.

Photography courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart

Then Joao took the leftover facet items and lined them in styling cream. Twisting the strands in reverse instructions, he created a criss-cross impact round and over the elastic. He did this till all of the remaining hair was secured. “Now we have this dry matte texture of the bun, with this wet rope-like hair that’s coming over, so it creates that collision of textures,” he says. He completed the look off with hair spray for further maintain.



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