Introducing a Back Stage Perspective on the Miss Sixty Spring 2009 collection

Wichy Hassan, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Sixty Group

Design Team: Giorgia Di Bartolo and Valeria Ribichini

Celebrity Guest: Monet Mazur

Make Up and Hair Style close ups

Jessica Stam's dress board and accessories

Lindsay Ellingson, ready for the runway

Ksenia Kahnovich, ready for the runway

On Sunday night, I had the opportunity to go back stage at Miss Sixty. The visit allowed me to get up front and personal with everyone from Wichy Hassan, the co-founder and creative director of Sixty Group, to the make up stylists, hair stylists, and dressers as well.

In doing so, I learned that Miss Sixty largely seeks to recreate the values of the free thinking independently minded women of the early 70's in it's Spring/Summer 2009 collection.  It's primary customer is what Wichy Hassan calls, "a new kind of superhero, a modern hero, a girl very strong..."

In the back I had the pleasure of meeting Valeria, a lead designer for the collection. When confronted with the quintessential question, "How is this collection distinct from last years?" she neatly summed up the differences into four parts:

  • Color--more shine, softer colors, hard and soft colors mixed.
  • Fabric--very "puffy"
  • High Waisted Jeans.
  • Inspiration through Pop Art and 70's culture.

The make-up stylists collaborated with this early 70's theme too as blacks were layered with blue violet and fine glitter around the eyes. The hair stylists contributed to the theme by creating edgy and disheveled styles with maximum movement.

Ultimately, I also learned that Miss Sixty is funding a new well for drinking water in Ethiopia and debuted a online shopping section at their site (


Pret a Porter P said...

very cool!

i dont know who monet is, but she's gorgeous! and i wish i had her hair

Elizabeth said...

I've heard of Mazur, but don't know how/why.

This was a great post, Craig. It's gratifying to see that you're getting to meet some cool people.


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