NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MENAJI Advanced Men's Skincare, the first brand to create fast-acting corrective skincare and HD cosmetics for men, returned to New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this year supporting several designers during New York Fashion Week: Men's (NYFW: MENS) held July 11 - 14. This global event proved to be the perfect venue to promote MENAJI, rounding out the theme of all-male models, fashion and grooming.
Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI, said that for years, many women's makeup brands with deeper pockets have dominated the NYFW space due to sponsorship demands and makeup artists who had more expertise with those products. Finally the men's category is as important as the women's.
However when the Council of Fashion Designers of America launched NYFW: MENS, a standalone showcase for American men's fashion in 2015, they may not have anticipated the shift by some designers to use male-only cosmetics. A report by Mashable also quoted a study by Euromonitor that shows men's grooming in the U.S. is estimated to become a $6.5 billion industry in less than two years.
Expert makeup artists, too, who had experience or wanted experience using men's cosmetics lines flocked in to create neutral, natural-looking lightly-enhanced visages on the models for SS17 styles. Male attendees, too, aware of the trend were either using some form of cosmetics or interested in learning how.
"We participated in NYFW a few years back before NYFW:MENS became official. But this year it is much different" said Viglielmo. "There's a dedicated time and space set aside for men now - NYFW:MENS. We're honored and privileged to have worked with some of the hippest designers through some of the most knowledgeable makeup artists. We welcomed multiple requests through Instagram and Facebook for product and demos for the shows and supported three designers!"
This year, MENAJI was selected for the perfect assortment of products, for the full look for established Loris DIRAN's SS17 show at the HG Contemporary Gallery. Loris Diran is an award-winning, New York-based, Armenian-American designer who has worked for such super houses as CHANEL and VERSACE. Through the expertise of a talented team of makeup artists familiar with MENAJI, led by Lucie Nguyen, the collection shone exuberantly.
Loris DIRAN, who needed a sun-kissed glow, was very pleased with MENAJI's effortless enhancement, said his collection was not about color, but instead the subtraction of color.
"(In my collection for SS17) Fabrics are meant to be sun-bleached and of the palest tones with just a splash of foliage green. Joined with the black and bone grouping, it creates a story of textures and rustic detail, reminiscent of traditional South American style. Proportions are a juxtaposition of elongated shirts and jackets, with shorter, shrunken pant lengths, all to convey a romantic vision for Summer 2017," said DIRAN.
"NYFW:MENS was the perfect showcase for MENAJI which simply enhances a natural look," Viglielmo said.
MENAJI also contributed to designer Orlebar Brown's "Swimming in the Sky" presentation of luxury resort and swimwear, as well as supported emerging designer Corey Woods on his premiere launch of "The Irvington Collection" Yerise by Yeroc & Co. Woods has an existing line of luxury eyewear, YERISE: The Eyefull Tower Collection SS17.
MENAJI Advanced Men's Skincare is a world-class men's grooming brand, specializing in fast-acting skincare + undetectable HD cosmetics. MENAJI was founded in 2000 by a celebrity makeup artist and is the first to have created a men's cosmetics line for consumers and the first to introduce men's beauty and travel kits. MENAJI is sold in America and overseas in more than 20 countries. The MENAJI product line is Made in the USA with natural botanicals. For more information visit www.menaji.com, or follow MENAJI @MenajiSkincare on Twitter, @menaji_skincare on Instagram or Menaji Men's Skincare on Facebook. Or contact [email protected].
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