The feelings that stood out for me, to symbolise next S/S were the sheer sporty vibes merging with, in some cases, futuristic, using High ponys, low ponys, with V-front partings which are a big trend.
David Koma had a tribal inspired semi-pony with a V-front parting, as did Yohji Yamamoto
The team and I also worked on this feeling to showcase some new talent with Zeynep Tosun – Hasan Hejazi – Kerhao.
Our inspiration for the models was simplicity and working with contrasting panels and textures, incorporating the sportswear feeling that will be coming through next season. More than just a sporty pony, but a deconstructed pony to keep it fresh for next season.
Another carefully worked look for next season which certainly hasn’t gotten past the fashionistas backstage destined to be around for S/S are plaits, braids, fishtails and knots.
We must make sure it’s fresh and a new creation so try Milk-maid styled plaits wrapped around the head, created at Valentino by Guido. Sleek plaits at the crown. Messy fishtail plaits wrapped in leather, greated by Orlando Pita at Michael Kors. Tuck the braid into a bun-like shape on the top of the head and wear as as fishtail top knot.
Making an apperearce also was the flapper 1920s mix up of marcel, next generation waves and moldings shown by Miu Miu.
The Charlie Le Mindu show was inspired by Arabia, and the film ‘Dance of the 7 Veils’, working through feelings of exposure and empowerment. For the hair we worked to create the Middle Eastern silhouette. All models wore a strong centre parting and sleeked gel set marcell wave to create a powerful feeling for the catwalk. Also working on the garments, we made strong hair shapes with a deconstructed edge, which we used these to compliment the clothes, head peices and hats.
Words by Darren Fowler, What?! Online Beauty Contributer.