NYFW Exclusive! Behind-the-Scenes with Helmut Lang

Posted Saturday February 9, 2013 10:10 AM GMT

We braved the storm in NYC to take in Helmut Lang's Fall 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week (February 8), and it turned out to be one of the greatest previews we've seen yet.

Design duo Michael and Nicole Colovos debuted a stunning offering full of crisp, angular lines, layered-up ensembles and geometric prints.

We spoke exclusively with the two backstage before the show, and they said that the line was inspired by Picasso's Black and White exhibit and Richard Prince's interpretation of the famed artists' work, at the Guggenheim Museum. What the Colovos' debuted for fall is the perfect juxtaposition of the two artists' work, into a collection they feel translates into "relevant and modern silhouettes."

We also caught up backstage with NARS makeup artist Hannah Murray, who described the models' cosmetics looks to be all about flawless, gorgeous skin — with emphasis on the eyebrows. "We went with a strong, masculine brow," said Murray, "[They're] very straight, not to elegant." NARS' Optimal Brightening Concentrate Serum was used to create a dewy look on the girls, which was followed by the brand's Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

To keep in line with the Picasso theme, lead hair stylist Paul Hanlon opted for a semi-messy look that featured soft waves, which allowed for the models' best features to pop. He kept things, "Easy and light – but not too perfect." If you are itching to go darker this fall, Hanlon recommends Roux Fanci-Full Black Rage to give you a fiercer, chic look.

By Jessica Bruno

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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