With the end of Vancouver Fashion Week FW19, it’s always good to look back on what shows hit the runway. Enjoy a video of the designers that rocked the runway on day 7.
The final day of Vancouver Fashion Week took place yesterday and we were truly impressed by SINGH STYLES, designed by Kam Singh Bains which showcased menswear for women as well as menswear. The prints, fabrics and the depth of the presentation is one that we will continue to keep an eye on beyond this Fashion Week cycle. He is known for streetwear to flawless style which creates a sense of pop when this is worn.
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On day 6 of Vancouver Fashion Week FW19, Nord hit the runway with her inspiration derived from teardrops. She showcases the typologies of this substance as it pertains to her journey through understanding prints, textile manipulations and handmade jewelry.
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Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week for FW19 had a number of fashion designers that his the runway. Without a doubt, Camila & Castillo, designed by Camila Castillo was a head turner with its form fitting ensembles that really showcased the model’s bodies. An intersectionality of geometria design, metallic accessories and cut outs created visual texture of the eyes with clean silhouettes that played with a neutral palette.
PHOTO COURTESY | Filippo Fior/Imaxtree.com
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When it comes to jaw dropping dresses that are worn by your favorite celebs - Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion and Paris Hilton - Michael Costello is the designer who creates stunning creations that give them an ethereal and sexy look. Michael is no stranger to Fashion Week; however, during this season's NYFW SS18, he had his first presentation which shared his line filled with diversity from skin tones, size and age. We took some time to talk with him as well as Michaela Polaco, Lead Makeup Artist for INGLOT to find out more about this show.
ATHLEISURE MAG: We've been a fan of the brand for quite some time, what drew you to being a designer and ultimately creating draw dropping dresses?
MICHAEL COSTELLO: My love for fashion, fabrics, silhouettes, but ultimately I always wanted to be a designer to create gowns that empower women, and highlight their beauty.
AM: Who have been some of your favorite celebs to dress and who would you like to dress?
MC: I've dressed Beyoncé, J Lo, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, among other beautiful celebs, and I would definitely love to dress Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry.
AM: We love how social you are as your IG posts include phenomenal style as well as insight into your personality - how essential is this to your brand?
MC: I love sharing my creations, and my personality through social media. I wear multiple hats; I'm a dad, designer, a business owner and I think it’s important to share this with the world.
AM: What inspired you to create SS18?
MC: S/S18 was inspired by the whimsy and romance of classic fairy tales. The collection entices you with a dreamy escape from the monotony of the day-to-day, while accentuating our signature alluring, modern silhouette.
AM: How important is diversity in fashion and why did you decide to focus on this in your show?
MC: Diversity is very important in fashion. It’s not about creating a movement or an acceptance, its more about realization that all women come in all forms, shapes, and sizes and we at
Michael Costello celebrate everyone equally.
AM: What is the inspiration behind the makeup look for the SS18 show?
MICHAELA POLACO: We’re converting the idea that glamour is something reserved for the elite. The inspiration comes from our desire to accentuate women’s natural features. We
achieved this by creating very supple, fresh and radiant skin, an effortless, wearable yet sexy eye and a lip that looks stained from a glass of wine. The palette is ethereal yet evokes the
thought, ‘I could pull that off.’
AM: Michael Costello's show is focusing on diversity and breaking barriers, how is this aligned with the ethos of Inglot?
MP: INGLOT is one of the most diverse brands on the market. From our array of eyeshadows spanning the rainbow; to our complexion products made up of a variety of textures, finishes and shades that range from the lightest of the light to the deepest of the deep, with every skin type in between. I think that Michael’s vision is completely aligned and compatible with that of
the INGLOT; making for a dynamic duo!
AM: What is the beauty look of the show?
MP: The Look:
· Skin: To create a dreamy effect on the skin, I mixed INGLOT AMC Liquid Illuminator with INGLOT HD Corrective Primer as a base, so the skin radiates through the makeup look and lasts
throughout the night.
· Cheek: After the base was applied on the apple of the cheek, I applied INGLOT Sparkling Dust FEB #02 & #03 (frosted loose powder in light nude and bronze) to give skin a shimmery
look accentuating each woman’s glow.
· Eyes: I wanted to maintain the ethereal feel on the eyes, so I mixed INGLOT AMC Pure Pigment in #115, a holographic rose gold shade, with INGLOT Duraline – It’s a magic serum that
turns powder products into cream or liquid. This created a long lasting, highshine metallic element that mimics a glossy lid, without the mess.
· Lips: To finish the look, I applied INGLOT HoldOn Lip Primer, lined the lips with INGLOT Soft Precision Lipliner #56 and finished with INGLOT Sleeks Cream Lip Paint #91, a creamy, rosy
long-wear paint with a glossy yet flat texture.
AM: What are 4 must haves that people should have in their cosmetic bag from Inglot that allows them to get the look from the show, but can work well into their everyday routine?
MP: INGLOT AMC Liquid Illuminator: Because a healthy glow is always necessary and you never know when your look will need a pick me up. This product was a major player in the Michael
INGLOT Refreshing Face Mist: Also a pick me up for the skin, whether you're experiencing overheated skin and need a cool down or have dry skin that needs a drink of water. This was a key product used to keep skin looking supple and youthful at the Michael
INGLOT Lash Enhancer Mascara: To create a full looking lash that's voluminous yet defined.
INGLOT High Gloss Lip Oil: Infused with many nourishing oils to keep your lips soft and healthy, it adds a high shine that can be worn alone or on top of your favorite lip product to give an
added kick. At the show, we also used it on top of models’ high planes of cheekbones for major skin.
AM: What was your path to becoming a makeup artist?
MP: Starting from the age of 16, I actually spent many years trying NOT to be a makeup artist, but one way or another I always found myself back in the industry. I worked at countless makeup counters, and spent many mornings up at the crack of dawn - Sometimes to do
makeup for “Z list” celebrities, other times to work on brides that were featured in VOGUE. I started at INGLOT as a regular artist and three year later I’ve just finished keying Michael Costello's NYFW presentation. What I've learned is, never say no to an opportunity and
always arrive ready with your game face on, because you never know who you'll meet or what jobs can lead to others. It’s a competitive industry that's always changing, so you have to
prepared for everything and always be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. I love being a makeup artist and I’m so grateful I’ve ended up where I am supposed to be.
We're excited to bring back our NYFW Athleisure House event for a second year! Tonight, we will unveil Ugly Romper - a line of rompers that take you from day to night. Did we mention that it is from the Co-Founders of Athleisure Mag (Paul Farkas and Kimmie Smith)? Make sure to follow us on Instagram to see behind the scenes and our show.
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Versus Versace hit London Fashion Week with a number of looks that embody the athleisure spirit. From track suits, fun outerwear, jersey dresses and so much more that are perfect for layering in the fall. Of course, there is that sophisticated edge that runs through the mens and women's collection. Our favorites are in the above carousel.
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During Fashion Week, we can never pass up a runway show; however, we do love a presentation. It allows you to see the line at your own pace whether it is on models or hung up exhibition style. Rossignol showcased their outerwear which is the perfect mix of form and function. These layered jackets have details from the iconic rooster to fur that ensure that whoever wears it, sticks out this upcoming FW17 see the full line here.
PHOTO CREDITS Andrea Delbo
Fendi hits the runway at Milan Fashion Week for its Men's Collection presenting fall. The iconic brand took notes from the way that we like to dress in comfort, style, and of course infused with luxury. Check out some of our favorite looks from the show and you can see the full collection here.
Photo Credits Davide Maestri
When you can't find a luxury alternative to Nike, you create your own line - which Philipp Plein created with his new line, Philipp Sport. His runway show honored an array of sports including Cross Fit, boxing and more in a two floor gym entertaining presentation. You can see more pictures from the show here.
PHOTO CREDITS Giovanni Giannoni
The FW17 runway for Moncler, created by Thome Brown was filled with his signature red, white, and blue as well as athleisure wear. Whether it included garments that one would wear to hit the slopes or fun blazers that could also be worn in a transitional way - the feeling of
PHOTO CREDIT Giovanni Giannoni
Remember when many of us were growing up, we used to have underwear that was for each day of the week. There was something about starting the day off in the right way! Yesterday in Milan, Alberta Ferretti included within its show, soft and cozy sweaters that let you promote your favorite day of the week. This is definitely in our sweet spot of luxe athleisure style. This capsule collection is called "Rainbow Week" which is for men and women. These cashmere-wool blend sweaters are not only the first capsule collection for the line and is available right now on the website which is a part of the growing trend of see now, buy now. You can see more the the Pre-Fall 17 collection here.