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Kevin Murphy for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

We love Spring – not only do our sandals gain reprieve from the closet and those colder days become fewer and further between, it also means it’s time for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW), a favourite yearly tradition.


The final Resort show

This year was another frenetic fusion of hair, fashion and culture, facilitated by KEVIN.MURPHY who created the hair looks for the 12th straight year. Japanese origami, vintage race wear and the eclectic fashion of the 70s all provided the inspiration behind this year’s looks.


The Opening Gala

The week began with the Opening Gala, a fashion frenzy headlined by designers such as Akira, Aurelio Costarella, Carla Zampatti, Christine, Craig Braybrook Couture, Gwendolynne, Jasongrech, nevenka, nicolangela, Rachel Gilbert and Zhivago. A Japanese-inspired origami-style hair look was created by KEVIN.MURPHY’s team of Session.Stylists, with an intricate loop striking the balance between fashion and art.

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The festival then moved onto to the Modern Love Designer runway, inspired by retro icon Brigitte Bardot and the overarching aura of the 70s. Think texture, volume and ideal ‘cool girl’ waves to complement modern shapes and playful patterns by in ready to wear collections by designers Alexi Freeman, ASILIO, Bless’ed are the meek, bul, gorman, Kuwaii, Leonard St, limedrop, Matcho Suba and YB J’aime, to name a few.


The contemporary designer runway proved another highlight, with hair inspired by 90s minimalism to complement equally effortless designs. Leading Aussie designers such as Alice McCALL, Bec & Bridge, GINGER & SMART, LIFEwithBIRD, Livia Arena, LUI HON, Manning Cartell, NEO DIA, One Fell Swoop and Yeojin Bae took to the stage, showcasing why MSFW is such a significant fashion event.


While attendees let their hair down for the Spring Carnival show on Thursday night of the event, the hair on the runway was very much up. Based on the classic, feminine race wear silhouettes of yesteryear, the sleek hair look resembled a unique chignon, often delicately adorned with head pieces. High profile designers such as Arthur Galan AG, by johnny, Dom Bagnato, Jayson Brunsdon, Martin Grant at Christine, Nicola Finetti, Thurley and White Suede ensured this was evening was a stand out.

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To close, the look for Friday night’s Resort show was again inspired by the 70s, this time exuding a boho-style festival vibe, with an irregular texture adding a more modern twist. Duskii, Easton Pearson, Franks, ISLA, MEGAN PARK, Stella Jean at Christine, Suboo, Trelise Cooper and We Are Handsome incorporated vibrant prints and bright colours, creating a sense of Summer more than Spring.


Get the look – Spring Carnival:


Prime damp hair with KEVIN.MURPHY ANTI.GRAVITY SPRAY and dry in. Then take a horseshoe section on the top of the head, using half your eyebrow as the guide, and clip away. Pull the sides back tightly and create a ponytail. Back comb the ponytail and gently brush the top layer to make it smooth. Then tuck the ends up and secure with a pin.



Prep the hair with KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY to tame flyaways. Take the top section and lay it over the top of the back section and then blend the two sections. Pin hair to match the bottom section.




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