Special contributor Sade Stevens reveals her thoughts on her first NY Fashion Week show.
Last Wednesday I experienced New York Fashion Week for the very first time. Taking in the Victor dE Souza collection, the Argentina-born designer revealed his newest collection of garments, including a beautiful red, white and black dress in the show’s finale. The show was marvelous, but the most intriguing part of the experience was the transformative process behind the stage.
Hair line Mizani had a vision for dE Souza’s “Albinos in Hawaii” muses. The designer aspired deliberately towards an Albino look, producing images absent of color. This theme was inspired by Albinism, being one of the few traits that are present among people of all ethnicities.
I watched as Mizani lead stylist Cesar Ramirez styled the models, forming an Afro-textured look with white blonde wigs. Dustin Lujan and the Makeup Forever team designed a captivatingly natural look, with gold lashes and rosy eyelids.
Jewelry designer McKenzie Liautaud finished the looks with elegantly crafted pearl earrings.
By each hour, the models were transformed: from hair and eyes to earrings, and finally by dE Souza’s stunning designs. Seeing all of these pieces form as one, was the most rewarding part of the show. I was honored to have witnessed the vision at work and fresh fashion on the runway!
See video clips from the show on our DivaGals FB page.
Photo Credit: JDeLeonPhotography for MIZANI/Sade