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MBFWA: R+Co X Camilla

Hair Director Alan White from R+Co followed Camilla Frank’s African adventures to create a bohemian look for her ‘Jambo Jambo’ Resort 17 Collection on board Sydney’s new super yacht, Seadeck.


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“Africa truly awakened me. The vibrancy of colour, the beauty of the land, and the spirit of the people. I found inner peace in the arms of the tribeswomen, and was transfixed by the bohemian melting pot of Morocco. This collection is an expression of the love and light I felt during my time in this stunning part of the world and I can’t wait to show it to Sydney and the world,” Franks said in a brand statement.


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Alan’s direction for the show was undone, colour, braids and texture. He opted for one colour hair pieces per model, in contrast to Camilla’s previous look of multiple colour wefts – this year it was about adding colour but still letting the vibrant cocktail of colours in Camilla’s collection do the talking.


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“Think of earthy and natural looking hair with loads of texture. We parted hair in the middle, added braids and single coloured pieces were used for the Camilla girl which brought out the vibrant colours of the collection. Some girls already had lots of natural texture to work with, others we had to add lots of texture,” Alan said.

Hero products used to accomplish this unique technique included R+Co AIRCRAFT Pomade Mousse, CHIFFON Styling Mousse, OUTER SPACE Flexible Hairspray, ROCKAWAY Salt Spray, BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste and DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo. These products gave the hair the appropriate texture needed to give the ideal amount of volume and control for the braids to appear ‘lived-in’ and not too perfect.

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The collection showcased bold graphic stripes, colour clashes, layering, deconstruction and movement. Along with men’s, women’s and kids clothing, Franks previewed her brand new made-to-order Camilla surfboards, available September. To further entertain guests and truly capture the African spirit embedded into the collection, Valanga Khoza’s African Choir raised their voices performing hymns inspired by their native homeland.

Giving the show more of an event vibe, guests were also served breakfast of cold pressed juices, fruits and DIY bircher muesli as they were transported to Africa from hair, make up and beyond.

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In a twist of Australian culture – Camilla has always had a strong connection to the sea and has embarked on introducing a Camilla lifestyle range of surfboards to her stable. The juxtaposition of African culture and Australian lifestyle was perfectly captured by the R+Co hair team.

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Make up artist Shauna Crowley also used Smith & Cult Ghost edit for glossy nude nails that perfectly complimented the vibrant hair and wardrobe.

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