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Exclusive backstage photographs documenting all the action from the Christian Blanken social media team at LFW. This is the preparation it takes for those short 10 minutes on the catwalk. Big thank you to Love Kevin Murphy hair team and all involved. Photos: Daniel Ellyot Moore — at London Fashion Week.
Shoes: Chelsea Paris
Accessories: Dr. Robert by Lee Miller

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Get the look, straight off the Christian Blanken SS13 LFW catwalk

We know what it’s like to get a serious case of envy post-London Fashion Week, just how do the models have such perfect hair?! Luckily for you,  we were fortunate enough to interview European Creative Director Carl Reeves, of Australian hair gods KEVIN. MURPHY.

We spoke with Carl about the work he and his brilliant hair team did backstage at the Christian Blanken S/S 13 show here in London,to bring you a step-by-step guide to mastering the catwalk creations yourself:

Starting at 10am our team rocked up to London Fashion Week for the Christian Blanken show. The day before the show was the hair trail where we were going down the Elvis, Billy Fury, David Bowie angle but after a few looks we went for the more expensive seamless style. The hair for the day was a smooth liquid shape with little Japanese parcels in the back. Christian’s clothes are super structured with shiny leather jackets to beautiful floating dresses so we needed to keep that feel across the collection. Without the brilliance of the KEVIN.MURPHY range, we would have been able to pull it off. Texture master was the star highlight of this look!

The look: Sleek and smooth squared-off up-dos with Japanese parcels at the back. Dual texture; sleek sides with dry texture on top.

Get the look: Body.Builder mousse was blow-dried into straight hair to add texture and guts, with more added to dry hair and brushed through thoroughly.

Hair was then sectioned in two, with the lower section secured in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and sides sleeked back. The ponytail was secured with elastic, with lengths left long rather than being trimmed down.

The top section was prepped with Texture.Master to add a dry, matte feel, then backcombed in sections to add a more gritty texture.

This top section was then folder over the top, with a squared-off quiff shape formed and shaped to size by hand.

The lengths of the top section were then tied into a ponytail with the remaining elastic from the first ponytail.

The entire ponytail was then folded in on itself in stages, using grips to create the bends for a slightly squared-off, angular feel.

Key products: Kevin.Murphy Body.Builder, Session.Spray, Texture.Master

So there you have it, a fresh-off-the-catwalk look that you too can rock with this how-to guide.

Carl Reeves is European Creative Director for KEVIN.MURPHY.

Visit the KEVIN.MURPHY website here.

Ian Michael Turner

Photos: Daniel Ellyot

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Christian Blanken SS 2013

El día de ayer, 17 de septiembre tuve el honor de estar en primera fila del SS 2013 de Cristian Blanken , invitación de Ian Turner Director de CULTIVnation. y social media manager de Christian Blanken.

En cuanto al desfile:

La propuesta de estructuras fue variando durante el desfile, y las fotos lo demuestran:

Diferentes cortes: Como Faldas, shorts, vestidos, etc.  Pero por sobre todo las texturas fueron el centro de atención para mis ojos, y fueron utilizados en determinadas chaquetas y accesorios.

Otro centro de atención que tuvo a mi vista esta colección fueron los cambios de colores que el diseñador presentó, en algunos momentos eran colores muy simples como el Blanco, y en otros era un verde o rosado flour.

Otras de las propuestas que me agradó del diseñador fueron las mezclas de telas para los conjuntos, que independiente a que los colores se repitan en el outfit, crean una bonita silueta.

Finalmente, la silueta que quiere demostrar el diseñador es totalmente femenina, elegante y clásica. Es por esto que me gustó la colección…  fue totalmente limpia, y el público es super femenino, en donde la onda “indie“ queda de lado, el taco fino esta de principio  a fin, apostando por un perfil sofisticada, algo que se destaca en los diseños de Blanken.


Yesterday, on September 17th, I had the honor of being front row for Cristian Blaken Spring Summer 2013 collection, invited by Ian Turner director of  CULTIVnation and social media manager for Christian Blanken.

The approach of structures was varying through the show, and as the pictures can tell:

there were different cuts; skirts, shorts, dresses, etc. But above all, the textures were the center of attention, and they were used in jackets and accessories.

Another center of attention for me were the changes of color that the designer presented. Sometimes they were simple colors such as white, and sometimes they were green o fluor pink.

Another of the proposals that I liked from the designer was the mix of fabrics for the ensembles, which create a beautiful silhouette even when the colors repeat themselves on the outfit.

Finally, the silhouette that the designer wants to show us is totally feminine, elegant and classic. It’s because of this that I liked this collection…It was completely clean, and the audience is also very feminine, on which “indie” is left aside, the stiletto is present from start to finish, betting on a sophisticated profile, something that stands out on Blaken’s designs.


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Christian Blanken SS13

Blanken continued to conform to his already established sportswear chic in his latest collection, living up to his philosophy of impeccable timeless pieces.

Monochromatic futuristic structure opened the show with aerodynamic collars in patent white leather teamed with slim cigarette pants. Sharp, luxe cuts seen in unconventional, boxy tailoring were worn with effortless style. Metallics, python print and suede were a few of the intricate fabrics added to the wardrobe staples. Slouchy looks in punchy shades such as fuchsia and lemon brightened the show with a decidedly stylish edge alongside rolled sleeves and drawstring waists, adding femininity.

Ending the show in an unexpected Grecian style, Blanken created draped pocket dresses in mustard and white with metallic details. ‘A look for everyone,’ collection with a casual tailored edge.

Millie Rich

TWENTY6 Magazine

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