Alexander Wang Went Surfer Girl for SS17

Miu Miu.
And made 18 models die their hair.

Everyone is talking about Alexander Wang right now.  The perennially cool designer sent his Spring 2017 collection down the catwalk on Saturday night, and at the same time dropped a capsule collection with Adidas Originals, which is (probably) already sold out.  The clothes were everything you can expect from the #WangSquad - youthful, sporty, sexy, subversive - but they weren't the only thing we had our eyes on this season.

Backstage at Alexander Wang S/S17

  As Harper's Bazaar reports, 18 supermodels who walked in the show had their hair died platinum blonde backstage.  The beauty team took a perspective influenced by the beach, going for shaggy cuts that were sunbathed and textured from seawater.  

When it came to the makeup, NARS artist Diane Kendall carried the theme home. "The beauty inspiration is surfer, beach girl. It's that look and natural color that someone gets if their skin has been kissed by the sun," she said.  Swapping lipstick for a light layer of nude concealer and skipping eye makeup altogether, the effect was a glowy, natural face that revealed the models' character and individuality instead of obscuring it.

Backstage at Alexander Wang S/S17

Images c/o NARS Cosmetics

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Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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