Each year, Aveda hosts events throughout the world to bring the latest technology, styles, and innovations from behind the scenes. On October 10th, Aveda Artists from around the globe gathered Milan in for the Aveda Master Jam Europe 2016. Highlighted in the educational and artistic events was the presentation of Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director. Beenders inspired the audience with Club Chic, a modern twist on the 1990’s supermodel club girl look.
1990's inspired looks
“My last few collections were quite avant-garde so this time I decided to turn everything upside down and produce a subtle, consumer-friendly collection — all to create something beautiful, while challenging myself as a hairdresser to step outside of my box,” Beenders says.
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Beenders’ vision for the new Club Chic style was a ready-to-wear aesthetic that leveraged both superb detailing and rich, attainable styling. Each hair style was designed to hold a classic shape with an edge. Androgyny plays a role in the colouring of each hair style as some looks present a deep brunette with lux sheen. Though each colour may evoke intensity, the added colour is showcased in a subtle look that flows with the natural tone of the hair. Beenders brings an element of effortlessness and coolness throughout each style on the runway.
Beenders demonstrating a graduated styling technique
“The 90s was one of the coolest times in fashion and as we know everything comes back around,” Beenders says. “Club Chic is as much a celebration of that time as it’s a celebration of hair styling. This collection really felt like an opportunity for me to do something very different, and I’m very proud of what resulted from this team.”
Beenders’ presentation also incorporated Cheeky Pop, an artistic tribute to the heritage that encompasses Aveda: Beauty, Wellness, Environment, Fashion and Art. Cheeky Pop was inspired by a recent visit to Andy Warhol’s exhibit in London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
Bright colours and floral patterns to represent the pop movement
In efforts to embody the zeitgeist of the pop art movement, Beenders decorated her Cheeky Pop models with floating flowers and petals that brought life to the organic, floral dresses that naturally swung to the music. Warm tones and shiny colours brought by artist, Mary Serge Hodonou, radiated from each Cheeky Pop model.
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