Marco Santini with ION Studio
October 3, 2010
I spoke with Marco Santini, head hairstylist for ION Studio at the Jeremy Laing SS11 show, about his inspiration for the look. “The hair this season is very conceptual.” He explained that some of Laing’s designs incorporated a head piece reminiscent of a doo rag, so to complement the collection he wanted to mimic a doo rag using only the models’ own hair. The top was made smooth and shiny and came together in the back with a small band of hair cutting across horizontally. To contrast the texture at the top of the head, the models’ own texture was left for the hair to swing underneath the ‘doo rag.’
With simplistic makeup designed by Hung Vanngo for Mac Cosmetics, the overall look for hair and makeup was a statement of strength that went along with the designer’s aesthetic. The concentration for the makeup was contoured cheeks, a fresh foundation and washes of color on the lid and over the lips.
It was my first time ever viewing one of Laing’s collections on the runway and I must say I truly loved it! I would honestly wear every piece including the chain-mail-like doo rag. The color palette included a vibrant orange and indigo as strong color statements with black running throughout the collection and a lot of greys and neutrals throughout. What I really enjoyed about the collection was how Laing’s clothes are cut in a way that brought a freshness to flowing layers by combining them with body hugging pieces.