When it comes to fashion shows, hair can often be brushed to one side (excuse the pun..) , but the designer’s decision on what styles will compliment their collection is an important one. Take a look at some of the top trends, we’ve highlighted from the, A/W 18/19 catwalks. From ponytails to 80’s influences there’s something for everyone….
The wet look hair was everywhere this season with the likes of Preen, Prada, Rochas, and Roberto Cavalli adopting the trend. Whilst the models in these collections were purposely made to look like they’d been caught in the rain without an umbrella I see myself as an unintentional ambassador of this trend. Unfortunately, more often than not, I leave the house with wet hair, after my inability to get up in the morning has left me seriously strapped for time.
Back to the catwalk though, with the inspiration behind Preen’s look being sea anemones to create a style that any mermaid would be envious of (watch out Ariel). Eugene Souleiman described how ‘We want the girls to look like they’re in water, with their hair looking otherworldly – like it is floating with zero gravity’. Because the look was moulded around each model’s natural hair texture the overall effect was the opposite of uniformed, allowing each model to be an individual.
Prada’s take on the wet look was effortless yet glamourous with lead hair stylist Guida Palau comparing the style to ‘a still taken of girl in a movie’. The style was so simple that Palau described it as almost like she’s just stepped out of the shower and run her fingers through her hair. Now that is the kind of hair routine I am a fan of.
Whilst Roberto Cavalli, also went for a swept back wet look Rocha’s went for a different take by also making the hair look windswept. The look also incorporated badly executed partings and runaway pieces of hair.
INFLUENCES FROM OTHER ERAS
There was a wealth of influences from different eras whether it was Erdem’s 1920’s finger waves, Moschino’s 1960’s bobs or Temperly London’s take on the Silver Screen Goddess of the 1930’s.
Instantly making you think of the Great Gatsby, Erdem went all Daisy Buchanon on us with the side partings and finger curls synonymous with the 1920s. Perhaps its time to rebell, like women in the roaring 20’s and give your long locks the chop…
Temperley London’s glamourous hairstyles, took us forward a decade to the age of the silver screen. At this time cinema took over and audiences were mesmerised by ‘silver screen goddesses’ such as Jean Harlow, Greta Garlo and Marlene Deitreich.
Whisking forward again to the 1960s there was no mistaking where Moschino took inspiration for their wigs from, with them being an almost exact dupe of Jackie Kennedy’s famous 1960’s bob.
Marc Jacobs decided that the 80s were the decade for him, with his models cascading down the runway in cropped hair cuts in bright neon colours.
Anna Sui was also in on the 80’s with models sporting side swept hair as was Lulu Guiness who bought back the messy beehove andRobert Einer who revisted the curls of the 80s.
Ponytails were also a popular choice with the likes of Mark Fast, Palmer Harding and House of Holland.
Whilst House of Holland and Mark Fast went for a more classic look with sleek and shiny pony’s Palmer Harding were slightly more adventurous with a looped alternative.
Accessories also adorned the hair, from headbands teamed with messy ‘do it yourself’ up dos at Tom Ford to tiaras and crowns at Dolce and Gabbana Zadig and Haldaire also featured a number of hairstyles holding back the models lock and some models at Bottega Venetta wore their own hair accessories.
A mega trend for this season was simply to celebrate the natural texture of the models hair.
This was something, that very much complimented, Victoria Beckman’s collection who cast a diverse range of models in the show and based the clothing selections on the models personality and natural beauty .
Hair stylist Guido Paula said ‘She’s embraced each girl based on who they are, and what they bring to the clothes with their individual style and their natural beauty’. Therefore, he used products that accentuated the girls natural hair textures
This is one for all my fellow redheads out there as Alexander Wang bought ginger to the catwalk. This meant those with fair hair , such as Ez, had to have their hair dyed.
What do you think of these trends? Do you like them and will you be trying any out?
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