14 September 2011

New York Fashion Week- Hair Trends

Coming to the end of New York Fashion Week, I've been looking at the hair and beauty trends that have been featured on the catwalk for the upcoming season. Designers are showcasing a much softer, feminine look for hair than that of the more strong and sculptured AW collections, whether it be softer textures, loose braids or girlie updo's. This means products such as mousse, sea salt spray and wearable treatments are key to create such looks. Following through from Autumn Winter there's still a big focus on hair-ware from headbands, visors and hats as seen on the catwalks of Marc Jacobs and DKNY.

Makeup has also gone to the other end of the spectrum, moving right away from the gothic influence and strength of AW- to the glowing, fresh faced complexions and understated beauty that is on trend for SS12. Both hair and makeup for SS12 are wearable, commercial and beautiful. Don't get me wrong, I loved the strong looks from the AW collections, it's the kind of style that I feel most comfortable in. However, I also love it when catwalk looks are easily transferrable to what is happening on the high street. It's great to be able to bring a little bit of catwalk glamour to everyday life!
Marc by Marc Jacobs SS12
At Marc by Marc Jacobs sleek, high ponytails and visors featured, which worked with the sporty and colourful vibe of the collection. Makeup was understated and polished with a beautiful glowing complexion. Colour blocking was also key throughout the clothing in this collection.

DKNY, showcased longer lengths with added extensions to create a glamourous look with a beachy Summer feel - 'like a girl that's just back in the city from holiday in the Hamptons' according to hair god Eugene Souleiman, for Wella Professionals.

This was complimented with 70's style hats and designs that portrayed poolside glamour in a multitude of prints and colours.

Stylist- turned- designer, Rachel Zoe's presentation, hair inspiration came from 'the night before' and featured a low, textured ponytail for an effortless yet feminine feel.

Thakoon's colourful SS Collection

picture: style.com
At Thakoon, it was all about colour from head to toe. Literally! Legendary hairstylist Odile Gilbert headed up the team where loose french plaits and faux bobs were coated in 'my little pony' pastel shades shades of candy pink, sky blue and mint green which added to the playful summer mood of the collection. The array of colour was created using coloured clay powders that had been watered down to create a paste like mixture. You can imagine this would of made for a colourful, if not messy situation backstage- resembling the Indian Holi Festival where coloured powder is thrown in the air to represent the triumph over good and evil. According to Odile, 'Thakoon really wanted to see a touch of colour in the hair, so we thought today was a good day to have a Holi day'.
Great to see some colourful hair cruising down the catwalk for a change!

Meanwhile, jewellery designer Pamela Love showcased her Moroccan inspired collection at Milk Studios to an audience that included Anna Wintour.

With bold, tribal influence evident in this collection, this followed through from the jewellery itself right through to the hair and makeup.

Hair was directed by Anthony Cole for Sebastian. It featured a low pony, with a loose fish plait. The plait had braid threaded through to add to the tribal feel of the overall look. Again, we saw hats playing a big part to the styling this time with scarves as well.


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