Crystal clips with the words boys and girls written in capital letters decorated pastel pink, multi-coloured, crimped and short hairstyles. An accessory that went well with the tomboys and cool girls walking for Ashley Williams’ show during London Fashion Week. A low, plaited bun tied just above a black bow band leaving strands of hair to fall down the models’ canvases made the dreamy lace dresses at Erdem appear even more romantic. And the much loved floral crowns (bloggers favourite festival headwear) looked ravishing with Bora Aksu’s colourful spring/ summer dresses. But the real talking point of Aksu’s show was the big, twisted braid bun in the neck. A very clever idea by hair legend James Pecis for a new way to braid your hair next summer.
Mary Katrantzou embraced her Greek heritage this season. A marvellous concept that was obvious right from the second models stepped out in Minoan Goddess and silhouette painted vase inspired clothes to the strong lip makeup and charming hairstyles. Some of them even wearing Greek Goddess crowns. Katrantzou wasn’t the only one who brought her culture to the catwalk. Ashish Gupta proudly presented the Indian culture and had his models wearing headdresses, bindi jewellery and waist long, ornate braids.
Plenty of designers adapted to the typically unpredictable London weather by appointing soaking wet hair styles. The only hair-do to still look good after a rainstorm and be very practical when forgetting your umbrella. Bella Hadid and the rest of the rebellious girls with bad influence at Versus Versace stomped down the runway dressed in tough biker jackets, statement lace up boots, bold lips and eye makeup with dripping hair. Simone Rocha implemented double plaits into the wet hair of the models while Markus Lupfer opted for a slicked-back look leaving two damp strands of hair right in front of the ears and a wider one at the back. Christopher Kane was also a fan of the soaked hair look which he funnily enough paired with fashionable rain coats, rain boots and gem-studded crocs.
Burberry became quite the chameleon when it came down to hair. The British label sported everything from mid-parted and silky smooth hair styles to messy bangs, wind-blown hair tucked into the coats and careless rock star manes. J.W. Anderson’s models looked considerably polished with side-parted hair tucked behind one ear and short-cut bangs while Topshop Unique and Julien MacDonald spiced things up with curls. Hairstylist Duffy created the looks at Topshop Unique with a small curling iron, volume infusing products and styled the hair in a heavy, side-part for ultimate hold. Sam McKnight took his inspiration from supermodels of the 80’s to initiate damp, sexy and untamed curls.
And last but not least. The extremists. Gareth Pugh combined his creations of the sun gods with gothic lips and uncontrollably spiky and curly hair looking like it had been drenched in the blackest of ink. The other innovative fanatic, Fashion East decided to colour the hair of the models in everything from black, blonde and orange to red and blue, leaving some hair with colour in and other with dreadlocks combined with extravagant makeup looks.
Edited by DILIARA ZAINASHOVA
Visual editor ROCCO COLLAZZO