Before we even noticed, the Spring Summer fashion weeks of New York, Paris, Milan and London passed us by, presenting the upcoming seasonal fashion trends and an array of hair looks, some controversial, others creative, commercial or just plain crazy. If you’re looking for inspiration of all kinds, the world’s biggest runways tend to deliver.
After the eccentric looks showcased in New York (which we summarised here), London, Paris and Milan offered inspirational styles in equal measure. Here are 8 more looks you simply have to see from the four fashion capitals.
Runway afficiando Eugene Souleiman never disappoints, and for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi he delivered a Pagan-style look consisting of messy, organic braids. Utilising Wella Professionals’ premier products (the EIMI Dry Me, Sugar Lift and Super Set proved vital), Eugene constructed four types of braids – bound, three-strand, four-strand and blanket-stitched – in an effort to ‘encourage imperfection.’
“The concept of the show was loosely based on a coven of witches – good witches, obviously. I felt a very pagan influence in terms of styling the hair, and I thought it should have a medieval, Saxon feel to it. For me, that means braids. I imagined the models as a coven of dark, ethereal women, and I gave them hair that was raw, but also ornate,” Eugene shared.
“I loved this look because it provided abstraction and surprises in unusual places,” he continued. “Wherever you looked around the head, there was always a point of detail. The days of the perfect blow-out are well and truly over and we’re approaching a more bespoke, artisanal feeling to hair. It’s more about the craft.”
2. Maison Martin Margiela
The hair and beauty for MMM was definitively Bowie-esque in Paris, with eclectic metallic accents, bright brows, tight head wraps, space-like headpieces and other embellishments worthy of the star man himself. Our favourite? This covetable blue haired look with matching metallic lips because for MMM too much is never enough.
Short hair reigned supreme at Aganovich, where tight, short and messy-haired shapes were paired with bold makeup and graphic face paint. Hair was often built high but kept short at the sides and sleek at the back, or otherwise styled boyish and trendy, proving fashion knows no boundaries between genders.
It was all in the details for Rochas, which redefined the fringe with classic curls created in an entirely new way. Effortless, salon-ready hair was heightened with a bit of runway ingenuity by way of the unique retro fringes.
5. Christian Siriano
With a fashion collection inspired by Jackie O vacationing on the Isle of Capri, circa the late 60s and 70s, Sebastian Professional and hair director Antony Cole created soft but defined waves, inspired by the delicateness, but intricate textures, of the collection. Using the brand’s Mousse Forte, Dark Oil, Shaper Fierce and Shine Define to create the curls, the hair drew on a fashion collection comprised of soft cotton stripes, woven raffia, textured lace, and sheer organza overlays.
“To build off of Christians vision of Jackie-O on vacation in Capri, we created a look that had the natural hair pushed back with hair going from straight to wavy to make it look easy, like she just took a braid out of her hair and brushed it back,” Anthony shared.
Redken and Guido Palau teamed up for Coach, utilising Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist and Triple Take 32 Extreme High Hold Hairspray to concoct a strong, wet look for the affluent brand when it took to the New York runways.
“The coolest girls in New York are in this show. It’s hair with attitude with clothes that are really desirable. So I would call it a must-have, look-at show,” Guido shared. “The hair is reminiscent of a rebel teenage girl who is current and tough and can cross-over to being a bit tomboyish. To achieve the look, we are doing a messy middle part, drenching hair in Redken Diamond Oil High Shine, pulling a section away from the face and pinning it in the back, allowing sections on either side to hang over the ears to give a more boyish look.”
ghd headlined in London, styling romantic braids for Erdem in a show led by session stylist Anthony Turner. Utilising salt spray, the ghd air hairdryer and classic curl tong, Anthony and his team created loose braids at the nape of the neck, securing it with a simple matte black ribbon.
“The Erdem girl is always on a journey and this season she’s from the 16th century and has been at sea, so she’s sporting wispy, shipwrecked braids,” Anthony said. “The hair has a soft, romantic feel; it is not too considered or elaborate. It is a pretty look that translates well into wedding hair.”
8. Kristian Aadnevik
Plenty of volume and wild curls made up the hair brief for Kristian Aadnevik, as styled by Moroccanoil and Antonio Corral Calero, using tools such as the brand’s Treatment, Blow Dry Concentrate, Dry Shampoo and Luminous Hairspray.
“The Spring/Summer collection is inspired by the wonder and mystery tropical Amazonian rainforest,” Antonio shared. “Animalistic and wild, savage, a girl that’s been lost in the rainforest.”
Which look is your favourite?
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