Wynn Hamlyn is a name you need to know ASAP!
Day two of NZFW saw us taking a little trip down Wynn Hamlyn's super cool illustrated a vine carpets, half living and half dying on the runway.
The international media and local media's general consensus on all things Wynn Hamlyn – polished, wearable and trans-seasonal. This is the collection that everyone at SAUCE HQ agrees on (collectively, and this is a pretty rare thing) as the one we would all like to wear season after season. We obviously LOVE all things Wynn Hamlyn.
We had a little chat with the man himself, Wynn Crawshaw, about his collection; as well as the beauty directors for the show this season, Lisa Matson (of L'Oreal Paris) that lead Wynn's makeup direction, and Michael Beel of L'Oreal Professional on hair.
HERE ARE ALL THE DETAILS FROM WYNN HAMLYN'S AW 18COLLECTION at nzfw | PRESS PLAY
THE COLLECTION, INSPIRATION AND KEY FABRICS
WYNN CRAWSHAW, DESIGNER, WYNN HAMLYN LABEL : "The collection is a commentary on the sometimes bizarre way that fashion works. Looking at timelines of fashion it seems so odd to put Summer dresses in store in August and Winter coats in store in January. As the schedules of delivery get fast and faster so too does the change in the worlds climate caused by humans. As we drive industry it seems we are changing the climate to eventually fit with these bizarre schedules. The need for coats in January and for summer dresses in August is real in the world we are creating. 'Seasons' looks at a dystopic world in the future where climate change has affected us and made it necessary to dress for all seasons every day.
Illustrator Kelly Thompson illustrated a vine that is half living and half dying for the show. This was part of a collaboration with The Flooring Foundation in which we printed carpets for the runway in the design. This has also been adapted into a fabric print used in the collection."
MAKEUP INSPIRATION AND PRODUCT DETAILS
LISA MATSON, L'ORÉAL PARIS ON MAKEUP : “The makeup look for Wynn Hamlyn is a play on nature’s elements, particularly the cold and heat and how it affects the skin, and it was inspired by the theme of Wynn’s collection, which is based on the disfunction of seasons in fashion.I started the look with a fresh glowing, barely there base which I achieved by blending L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation with L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Facial Oil. I then applied the earthy toned L’Oréal Paris Glam Bronze La Terra 02 to the areas of the face that would naturally be flushed by the wind, cold and/or sun, namely cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and lips. The look was then finished off by brushing brows to appear slightly disheveled using L’Oréal Paris Transparent Brow Artist Plumper, followed by a thin layer of L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara on the top lashes, white eyeliner along the water rim and a little balm on the lips – which of course every girl needs when she’s out in the elements!”
HAIR DIRECTION AND HAIR HOW-TO
MICHAEL BEEL, L'OREAL PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST ON HAIR : "Today we are creating a look that is inspired by a dystopian type of world where the seasons are no longer defined by the typical Autumn, Spring, etc. A look that has an element of organic casualness to it enhanced with some amazing wicker hats on some of the models. A slight nod to ‘A Handmaids Tale’ silhouette. Our main products are L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Pli to create a soft gritty texture in the hair, blow-dried in this helps encourage any natural texture and movement as well. Then utilising a medium tong and Infinium Hairspray we randomly curled hair to encourage more texture but kept the ends a little straighter to keep a more modern feel to the hair. Utilising our fingers we gently broke up the wave movement to give it the casualness feel to look like the girls have run their hands through their hair and tucked some behind the ears, nothing too contrived or forced."
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Interviews | Zeenat Wilkinson
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Zeenat Wilkinson is the Founder and Editorial Director of Sauce.
Her work as a fashion producer, writer, and freelance stylist can be seen in the likes of Vogue, Grazia, Nylon and Black Magazine, internationally, and locally in Fashion Quarterly, Viva/NZ Herald and more. 100% dog person.