KMS GLOBAL STYLE COUNCIL MEMEBR LORI PANARELLO TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES AT NYFW.
Although the arrival of fall usually means cooler temperatures and layering up, it also brings with it Fashion Week — and the latest predictions for Spring style.
This year, Lori Panarello, Global Style Council Member and Fashion Week stylist, took us backstage at the Lela Rose show in New York.
“There’s already a feeling of anticipation in New York that surrounds Fashion Week. When I was asked to be the lead stylist for Lela Rose, it made it that much more energizing for me.
It starts with doing hair tests for the designer. For Lela Rose, they already had a feeling of what they want, my job was to make that feeling come to life.
A few days before the show, I went to Lela’s showroom to work out a few looks on one of the models.
I think a big part of getting the hair right is really looking at the line carefully, including shoes and other accessories. You have to get the feeling of what the designer wants to express, and I wanted to make sure that came through in the hair.
The day of the show, the team comes together to prep and I do a run through of the hair, including which products we’ll use and what the final looks will be.
The products are so important to creating the looks. My essentials are HAIRSTAY Working Hairspray, ADDVOLUME Liquid Dust, ADDVOLUME Styling Foam, HAIRPLAY Sea Ssalt Spray, HAIRSTAY Molding Pomade, HAIRPLAY Makeover Spray. I always have a full tool kit and wefts with me too.
There’s an excitement in the air: it’s electric.
We had 20 models for Lela, and last season at Phillip Lim we had 30, so it can get pretty chaotic in the model room.
As the models arrive, the stylists get to work – and the pressure is on!
My secret for keeping calm is pretty simple: I show up prepared and I stay focused throughout the show. I’d say my experience doing work on stage around the world for KMS has helped prepare me. You can relax after the show (if you’re not running off to the next one!)
To follow Lori around the world: check her out on Instagram @rello4hair.