If you caught the Richard Magazine staff’s coverage of this past New York Fashion Week season, you know that we couldn’t stop gushing over the Nolcha Shows‘ fantastic NYFW presentations. One of the designers we loved was accessories brand Aranyani, which debuted a new collection of leather goods and accessories at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Manhattan.
Many of the models for the show wore spring-perfect floral crowns over their braids and cascading curls – which were all created by the ECRU New York beauty brand. Since we loved the styles so much, we’re sharing how you can create these exact looks yourself, with recommendations straight from the stylists!
“The name Aranyani means ‘the queen of the forest’ and our collection is inspired by a beautiful region in India called, Coorg where they usually fight to preserve nature,” founder Aresh Mirpuri shared in a press release. “Along with the ECRU New York creative team, we came up with a braided flower crown hairstyle to accessorize the unveiling of the Fall/Winter 2018 collection on the runway. The idea is that this look is symbolic of women warriors and their love for nature. The flower crown and the braiding gave the effect of the warrior woman, showcasing open hair, which is typical of the region.”
To re-create this look for yourself, part your hair in the middle at the front, and pin it sideways to the back. Prep your hair with ECRU’s Dry Texture Spray. Style your locks in loose curls, and bring them to the front. At the back, meet your hair in the middle with a thick braid. ECRU’s Defining Paste will help you separate your strands. Add a flower crown to the top of your head and and secure it with pins. Polish your look off with ECRU’s Sunlight Finishing Spray Max and Sunlight Styling Spray.
Now, you’re ready to hit a runway of your own!