Katie Gallagher’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection is inspired by the idea of ‘sad romance’. Inspired again by Katie herself, Catwalk by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin create the amazing hair looks for the show.
Irwin developed an airy, romantic hairstyle that speaks perfectly to Gallagher’s effortlessly chic girl. Estetica was backstage for the NYFW Katie Gallagher presentation and we were able to sit down with Nick Irwin, who stated: “Katie’s collection was sort of a story of disappearing. She started off with strong black color palette, that goes into nude, then goes into white. So that’s kind of the three segments in the show. We wanted to like clone the girls, but not clone them conceptually. The original texture of the hair was a bit beachy, using dry shampoo from the Session Series line – we’ve been adding that to the hair first, to maintain the texture without making it too severe. Some of the girls have got very see-through clothes, and we wanted to tell that story of movement and wind.”
Get the Look!
- • Prep the hair by spraying Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo on random sections to create an unkempt, textured look.
- • Create a center part, about an inch-long from hairline to just before the crown. Pull hair back while keeping the small part intact, tucking behind the ears and securing in a ponytail just above the nape to expose the natural hairline.
- • Next, separate a half-inch piece of hair from the pony and wrap around the elastic. Secure with a bobby pin, out of sight.
- • Spray the ponytail with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo and scrunch with fingers to buckle the hair, adding movement and additional texture. Set the texture with a blow dryer on low heat.
- • Loosely pull at natural fly-aways with the palm of the hand to add more movement and amplify the ‘unkempt’ look. Finish with a generous spray of Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Work It Hairspray.
Note: to replicate the veiled look seen on the runway, drape fabric around face/head and secure using elastics around the ponytail.
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