"It's about a man being comfortable in his own skin," Designer, Steven Cox explained about the grooming inspiration for the Duckie Brown Spring/Summer 2012 runway show that's about to take place in just a few weeks. "No harsh lines, well groomed, yet, not over done." This is where Conair comes in. The brand partnered with Duckie Brown and will be grooming all 24 models backstage during New York Fashion Week this September. I got a sneak peek at the behind the scenes prep at the Duckie Brown Show room in the Meat Packing District and let me tell you, groomed or not, these men wore those clothes well!
The models were all there being styled and fit by the designers walking back and forth as if they were walking the runway making sure the movement of the clothes was just right. Even though they were stripping down left and right, all eyes were on the grooming station. Each one came scruffy for the job and a Conair stylist tested out their new i-Stubble trimmer.
Most of the models confessed they never shave bare to the face due to fear of irritation and breakouts so facial hair is their off-the-runway look as well. Everyone was impressed by the i-Stubble for two reasons – it has a floating head that allows for easy contouring around every face shape and there's no need to change the blades, which allows for convenience.
I hosted videos for yesterday's event on behalf of Conair and will be hosting more backstage during NYFW too. I'll share the full video as soon as I get it. Ladies, you won't want to miss this!