Fashion

NYFW Maki Oh SS14 Behind the Scenes Beauty

Fashion

NYFW Maki Oh SS14 Behind the Scenes Beauty

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Maki Oh’s spring collection drew viewers deep into the designer’s Nigerian heritage, and mirrored her vision of a strong, modern woman. TEMPTU’s James Vincent was inspired by the country’s cocoa trees, using dark contouring to create the illusion of shade and roots on the models’ necks, while leaving the face understated in shades of taupe. Wesley O’Meara, stylist for Free Your Mane, played with the model’s natural volume and texture, building it up while keeping it brushed back and simple. The Londontown nails featured two distinct designs created by key artist Claire Beaudreault. One style interpreted the piece’s hand-dyed indigo prints in a loose, dashed line pattern, while the other was an uneven french manicure in moody black and oxblood. The casual, slightly unkempt aesthetic with a sinister edge played off the show’s culturally convergent athletic wear and reflected the Maki Oh woman striving to define her own societal identity.