Images by Tony Von Thelen
Where do I start with The Blonds Fall/Winter 2017 collection??? Well, I’ll start first with the hair and makeup team. Rarely do we hear about the glam team behind the scenes. The first thing that caught my eye in this spectacular show was the enormous creativity that went into the hair and makeup. Massive finger and marcel waves could be seen on every model’s hair which were styled by the Kien Hoang hair team using Oribé Hair care products. Now, let’s talk about the makeup which was done by the Kabuki Magic team. Bold cat eyes were created, with strong contouring on the cheek bones, chin, and nose, which were made to look non gender specific.
On to the collection, this was a massive display of lace and pearls all in one show. The duo of The Blonds, David and Phillipe’s inspiration for this exceptional display was the upcoming movie “The Mummy.” As expected, and never disappointed, we saw a spectacular show, not with just production wise, but design wise. The exhilaration of each embellished corset that came out on the runway could not be contained
Not only did they showcase their signature style of pearl-adorned corsets, and skintight minidresses, but there was an oversize denim jacket and pearl jeans to change things up. There was a sandstone velvet dress with crystal and pearl detailing that was absurdly gorgeous. But, then out comes the black widow, a black mesh bodysuit with crystal detailing. The brand chose to use colors of opulence throughout the entire collection such as reds and sapphire blues which turned each piece into uniqueness.