We focused on the hair week that was at New York Fashion Week, but since then, the fashion weeks of Milan, Paris and London have been and gone, leaving a selection of inspiring fashion and hair looks in their wake. From pure texture, to luxury looks, complex style and bold colour, we’ve rounded up 7 looks from Springs Summer 18 that you really just have to see – trust us, and thank us later.
ghd and Wella Professionals for Thom Browne
Eugene Souleiman continued his impressive inaugural run for ghd, with a fittingly theatrical look for Thom Browne, inspired by space, fantasy and fairytales.
“I received a brief from Thom Browne which was to create the appearance of models with bald heads. I started to work with that in mind but built upon it,” Eugene said. “My initial idea was something mannequin-esque, something seamless and shiny, where hair doesn’t look like hair at all. I sent him some references from a British artist, I really love called Allen Jones and it really worked. Sculpture is the only way to describe these girls, we’re turning them into living mannequins, working with Thom is about creating magic, something out of this world.”
Fudge Professional for Asai
Cyndia Harvey for Fudge Professional created the Warrior Angel look for Fashion East’s Asai show, incorporating high shine in a low ponytail made to represent a strong feminine energy. Fudge Professional’s Xpander Foam, Skyscraper Hairspray and Head Shine acted as hero products.
Moroccanoil for Kristian Aadnevik
It was all big curls and wild textures for Kristian Aadnevik, where boldly engineered ringlets brought volume to the runway, as paired with colourful eye makeup and ornate, vivid fashion. Length, texture and volume reigned supreme on the way, as dictated by Moroccanoil and Antonio Corral Calero. The look was based on the playful, Circus aesthetic of show, and the Moroccanoil team layered products to create the hair look’s unique, cloud-like structure.
ghd for Byblos Milano
Sleek centre parts and splashes of colour were on offer for Byblos Milano, when Adrian Clark and ghd created the hair look in Milan. The collection was inspired by both the strong samurai spirit and the feminine geisha charm, total opposites that were dually worked into the collection.
“The clean lines in the hair mirror the same lines that were in the clothes,” Adrian shared. “The prints in the clothes break and move, so do the prints in the hair as the solid graphic line breaks apart when the hair moves. We wanted the hair to mirror the fabric of the clothes, and to also have a pop of colour in the same way.”
La Biosthetique for Talbot Runhof
La Biosthetique were (literally) at home at Paris Fashion Week, with an impressive international team that included Andrew Tywford of Vogue Nationale, Brisbane. One particularly notable show was Talbot Runhof, a collection of block tones, structured pieces and sheer fabrics, complemented by long, wavy hair that incorporated the current crimp technique.
“The brief for Talbot Runhof was to create a look that would work for both the day and night,” Andrew shared “We devised a simple smooth style with an elegant side part, complimented by a soft wave on the side for the playful daytime outfits. The make-up was a fresh playful look, with blue eyeshadow to bring out the colours used in the pieces themselves.”
Fudge Professional for Natasha Zinko
Cyndia Harvey’s look for this London Fashion Week show was (fittingly) a rock and roll grunge look, dually sophisticated and playful, and anchored with a strong grungey texture. The brand’s Blow Dry Putty, Salt Spray and Skyscraper products helped create the look.
Moroccanoil for Temperly
Strong, classic braids were the hero look when Moroccanoil took over hair design for the Temperly show, adding a regal, sophisticated vibe to the elegant fashion looks. Paired with a bold red lip, the brand captured a wearable, instantly glamorous look to incorporate into your everyday styling.
Antoni Corral Calero created the look as inspired by the luxurious French Riviera, pairing this luxury with relaxation, and imbuing it with an overall romantic feel. The brief was DIY effortless mixed with glamour – an aesthetic ideally suited to the salon too.
Wella Professionals for Maticevski
Creating the hair for our own Australian fashion export, Wella Professionals complemented full skirts, abstract angles and long silhouettes for the show in Paris. The all-Australian hair team, led by Keiren Street, created four strong looks that ranged from glamour to punk, with textured, polished hair, uneven layers and sharp angles working across the hair spectrum.
“I created an evolving look for Maticevski,” Kieren explained. “She is a girl who is transforming throughout the show, like an earthly creature metamorphosing into a thing of beauty.”
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