London Fashion Week gave us a new take on some old favourites. Braids and plaits were very popular as is becoming the norm as the sleek chic pony tail gets some interesting competition to be the go-to look for fashion shows. One of our favourite braided looks was at Emilia Wickstead where the braids dissolved into a pretty, waved look. Waves were also big at JW Anderson where they were coupled with side swept fringes to give a cool girl edge to very fresh-faced models. Pastels were also a big look whether as a makeup look on models as a new way to interpret the minimal make up trend or as a statement hair colour like the models at Mary Katranzou. As has been the case over the last few seasons, fringes were made a statement this season in London. Whether you go eye-grazingly long or forehead-baringly short, it looks like anything goes as long as it stands out!
New York Fashion Week is always about effortless hair and this year was no exception with stalwarts like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren showcasing New York women with seemingly effortless chic hair that looks like it falls in the right place instead of being strategically styled. New York is matched only by Paris for romance and there were some very romantic hairups at Zac Posen. But it wasn’t all straight-laced and loved up – Shakespeare may have said ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow’ but there was nothing sad about the partings at NYFW. They were chic and sharp at Tommy Hilfiger and deep and dangerous at Phillip Lim. Opening Ceremony even experimented with the ‘V-shaped part’ which is sure it be the next new look on every It-Girl’s wish list. New York is renowned for its edginess and this was shown again with 70s-inspired shags with choppy short fringes – a great look if you want a micro fringe with movement. The wet look was alive and well in New York with the sleek, chic look popping up everywhere from Jason Wu to Altazurra while Hood by Air took it a step further by going from wet to drenched, proving that there’s a way to look chic if you ever get caught in a storm.
Milan seemed to have embrace the playful side of fashion with Karl Lagerfeld’s Fendi show opting for side half-ponytails decorated with child-like clips. Prada went for an updated version of the 1920s flapper bob. Gucci kept it grown up with period-style quiffs and curls while Alberta Ferretti gave us sexy chignons and Stella Jean went for high top knots.
Last but not least, Paris Fashion Week gave us a little ooh la la with voluminous fringes at Rochas, and androgynous quiffs at Sacai. While most designers like to keep the models’ hair off their faces Jacquemus brought it all forward letting it fall wherever, for a soft but sultry look. Tight ‘scar-like’ braids flowing into slick ponytails were a hit at Valentin Yudashkin. Chanel went along with Prada’s bobs from Milan but they were a bit choppier giving a more playful edge. Each x Other gave a fab new spin on the mullet and Christian Dior that you don’t need to choose between a bun and braids, in Paris you can have both!
So there you have a round up of the best looks from Fashion Month. Feeling inspired? Come and see us!