Japanese origami inspired hair complemented Alix Higgins’ collection at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week in the fashion house’s sophomore outing. O&M and hair director Daniel Jianing Liu styled the hair, experimenting with contrasting textures and these oriental shapes.
“For the hair look we’re playing with a mix of soft and hard styles, contrasting smoothness through the front and texturising through the back,” Daniel said. “With the short to medium hair look we kept the natural texture of the models’ hair and smoothed out the roots, brushing it all forward to fall over the face. We’re going with the models’ natural hair rather than against that natural hair.”
“The medium to long hair look was Japanese origami inspired, with a double bun, one lower and one at the crown. We have some hair going one direction and the other bun going the opposite, creating more texture and fanning out the ends,” he continued.
O&M’s Surf Bomb Sea Spray, Atonic Hair Thickening Spritz and Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray were hero products.
These looks complemented a forest inspired fashion collection that also balanced contrasting elements of refinement and wildness.
“The collection is about a futuristic animal-person wondering through the forest, it’s wild yet chic and refined,” said Alix Higgins. “The textures of the clothes really stand out. There’s fur printed on cotton trench coats, croc skin printed on skin tight nylon, all recoloured. It’s an evolved, chic, animal look.”
“This collection has elements of early 90s and 2000s influence, I’m inspired by the early internet aesthetic. This collection feels very earthy and dark, in comparison to my previous works. The hair embodies the wildness of the collection, it’s feral and flattering and plays on the animalistic essence of the clothes. Punk in spirit, we went with an origami bun with really beautiful fanning, with some fringes in front of the eyes for a more animalistic vibe. It’s statement and savage yet still put together.”
Get the origami bun look.
- STEP 1: Prep the hair with Atonic Hair Thickening Spritz.
- STEP 2: Brush the hair back and section into two ponytails, one at the base of the neck and one directly above.
- STEP 3: Twist each ponytail into a messy, spiral bun, securing it with Queenie and bobby pins.
- STEP 4: Pull out the ends of the hair to create a fan like effect, securing with more Queenie.
- STEP 5: Pinch out sections of the bun to give it a more rough and textured finish.
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