Before runway stunners like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Shu Pei Qin, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Karolina Kurkova, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Sigrid Agren, Isabeli Fontana, and Anja Rubik took to the runway to show off Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2011 collection, Modelinia headed backstage to chat with a few of Jack and Lazaro’s models of choice.
We caught up with Anja who, despite her love of the back-to-back fashion weeks, is looking forward to catching up with friends once they’re all over. Jacquelyn seemed to share a similar sentiment as she was on her fourth and final show of the day. “It’s pretty rare that I’m done this early, but I’m looking forward to catching up on sleep,” she remarked as the previous show’s make-up was being wiped off her face. And while she’s not sure what shows she’ll walk in at the fashion weeks overseas, she’s sure about what she’ll be wearing next spring. “I love all the light colors, especially the whites and light greens from Alexander Wang. But I also really like the sheer bras that I’m wearing tonight.” Indeed, the Proenza show exhibited a number of sheer chiffon looks as well as summery tweeds and slinky silks that portrayed a much more grown-up, sophisticated woman than we’re used to seeing from designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. The always-radiant Karolina was abuzz with excitement over the designer duo’s collection backstage. “Lazaro and Jack are good friends so I’m happy to be walking in their show,” she remarked as she gave Lazaro a warm embrace before returning to her seat to finish her hair with stylist Paul Hanlon of Frédéric Fekkai.
To accentuate the collection, Hanlon roughened things up a bit with a messy half-twisted bun kept low and to the side of each models’ neck. Using products like Fekkai Coiff Tousled Wave Spray and Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Spray, Hanlon was able to create a relaxed, bedhead look that still appeared well kempt and elegant, pairing well with the sheer yet ladylike numbers. ~ Sonia Evers