Neville Hair & Beauty team at SONGZIO AW ’15 – our report from Paris Menswear…
Elena Lavagni on the Neville experience at SONGZIO…
SONGZIO AW15 Paris Menswear – and yet another call from the South Korean capital for a collaboration with my Neville team, caming so soon after our stint at the London Collections:Men. It was time again to get on to the international fashion week circuit and prove that my team was the right choice for the most renowned global designers, even when they come as far as the Far East.
The international work, whether it’s editorials such as recent Vogue India, Harpers Bazaar Japan and Vogue China, plus all the global fashion weeks, includinganother sole Neville salon lead at Vietnam Fashion Week (Dec 2014) has strengthened not only my
team of stylists but also the Neville reputation as the right choice for international fashion shows. I’m proud to say that some international designers now work exclusively with my team and one them is the top Korean menswear designer, SONGZIO.
Ever since that ‘perfect parting’ Stephen Low and my stellar Neville team have done for SONGZIO at Singapore Fashion Week in 2013, this iconic designer (who we’ve also collaborated with in Vietnam recently) trusts our vision and styling prowess completely. As always with Mr Song, the look started with a number of sketches and this time the hair was a slight departure from his signature sleek and structured style. At the hair and make-up test, held at designer’s beautiful apartment in Paris, we jointly came up with the description of ‘romantic poet turned dashing Hollywood star’ and Stephen Low even found a picture of Robert Redford in ‘The Way We Were‘ (1975) to help to ‘seal’ the look visually for the designer.
Once again the casting for Songzio’s show in Paris was superb. The models, all 16 of them, that we knew by name and birth-date by the time they’d lined up at Espace Pierre Cardin, were a total delight to work with.
It’s needless to say that when I saw the first model who opened the show I gasped…He looked exactly like Songzio’s original drawing!
Style wise it was that gentle hand-sweep that ‘messed-up’ the immaculately blow-dried hair. Very boyish and deeply romantic and on-par with Songzio‘s AW15 vision. The make-up was the mastery of Debbie Finnegan (above) and her super-efficient team that have been part of my ELSL stylist agency, specialising in hair and make-up professionals and their engagements, since its inception.
Until next time,