#NYFW Get the Look: Windswept at Vera Wang Fall 2012

Vera Wang crafted a contrasting collection for Fall 2012 of sheer separates and gauzy gowns juxtaposed with jacquard – all under oversized parkas and sleeveless coats of shearling, leather, and fur. Grays and neutrals took center stage with brilliant pops of orange to liven things up. The longer lines of the lighter textures softened some of the silhouettes for wearable, layered looks. Frederic Fekkai’s Paul Hanlon took the idea of contrast by creating a deconstructed, spontaneous look that blended elegance with a slightly masculine edge.

To sculpt the wind-swept look, he began by applying the Frederic Fekkai Full Blown Volume Styling Whip throughout wet hair before blowing drying completely. He then backcombed the hair in sections from the nape of the neck to the crown of the head. He lightly combed the top to smooth things over before taking a section from the middle of the hair and tying it into knots until he reached the ends. He rolled the knotted section to the base of the head. Then he brushed the rest of the hair back while thickly applying the Coiff Nonchalant Piecing and Forming Wax throughout the tresses, rolled the ends under the knotted section, and pinned everything in place. He polished off the style with a spritz of the Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray before sending the girls down the catwalk. This deconstructed reverse chignon will make looking chic seem effortless next season.