London Fashion Week Hair Trends

Hair Trends Fashion Week Antonio Beradi

In another of my series of hair posts on StyleOnTheCouch, I’m focussing on some of the hair trends spotted at London Fashion Week.  I asked Sassoon Salons – who I’ve collaborated with before on the blog here and here and who styled hair for designer Edeline Lee’s autumn winter 13 presentation – to offer their thoughts on how to re-create key looks at home. I own some of the products Sassoon mention below because I love how well they work with my hair.  Their Diamond Polish is one I often recommend to friends to protect hair from heat damage when using straightening or curling irons.  Taking advice from Sassoon about products and styling has improved the condition of my hair – I hope you’ll try some of these styles at home, Blog Reader!

Designer: Antonio Berardi

“There is a chicness and ease to a Berardi girl”, says Sassoon UK Creative Director, Bruce Masefield.  “The look has a 90s feel, think flat, centre parted, tucked behind ears, but with a super glossy finish. Use a cherry-sized amount of Sassoon Professional Diamond Polish along your fingers before using them to smooth partings and tuck hair away”.

The finished look is minimal, but perfectly sleek.

Hair Trends at London Fashion Week StyleOnTheCouch Holly Fulton

Hair Trends London Fashion Week Sass & Bide StyleOnTheCouch

Designers: Holly Fulton and Sass & Bide

“A textured up-do can be elegant, loose and effortless”, says Bruce.  “To create a messy twisted bun with maximum texture and movement the key is not to over think the look; the hair should have the feeling of delicate femininity”.

Get the look:

Pull hair up into a high, disheveled ponytail. Then wrap hair around into a bun a pin into place. Sections on top can be teased out and wispy flyway’s will create a dewy, romantic look.

Hair Trends London Fashion Week Sass & Bide StyleOnTheCouch

Designer: Felder Felder

“There is a flirty, feminine feel to a Felder Felder girl.  A natural, disheveled mane combines 90s grunge and understated chic. The key is to have healthy glossy hair, with a lived-in feel. A leave-in conditioner, such as Sassoon Professional Halo Hydrate will retain some sleekness and prevent hair from becoming frizzy.”

Hair Trends London Fashion Week Edeline Lee Sassoon Salons StyleOntheCouch

Designer: Edeline Lee

“To complement the sophisticated silhouettes of the collection, clean, structured plaits were crafted and carefully woven around the head and pinned into place to create an architectural, military look.”

Get the look:

Hair was prepped using a combination of Sassoon Professional Heat Shape and Halo Hydrate to protect the hair. Wella SP Elegant Shape Mousse is used to support and hold the plaits once they have been created and pinned in place.

Images: Vogue UK

Thank you to Sassoon UK Creative Director, Bruce Masefield for his advice in this post!  Click here for more information on Sassoon Salons.  Do let me know if you try out any of the styles featured here!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend…. StyleOnTheCouch xo

Sass & Bide Accessories

One of the advantages of staying with my blogger friend South Molton St Style this week has been the opportunity to raid Anna’s wardrobe* (rubs-hands-with-glee).  Last week I was looking for something to add a little oomph to a monochrome outfit and Anna suggested I try on her rope and gold / orange metal necklace from Sass & Bide.  You may remember Sass & Bide from my recent fashion week review; here I am going to focus on their accessories because I think this is something the brand does particularly well.  Below are my top picks from their current collection:

Clockwise from top left: The Over And Out necklace; Over & Over Again belt; Serpentine clutch; Complete Control cuff, The Stranded collar capelet and the Three Seconds harness (yep, there had to be one of these in here, Blog Reader!)

I like Sass & Bide’s accessories because they really do transform an outfit in the label’s signature style and are perfect if you cannot afford their clothing range.  The capelet for example can be worn over a simple white vest and with your favourite denim to great effect; as for the harness, just refer to my previous posts here and here!  Another example of a Sass & Bide body piece worn well is from my blogger crush Vahni of Grit & Glamour.  Like me she keeps the harness-accessorised outfit simple and I like how she emphasizes the leather by adding cuffs and knee-high boots to her ensemble.

You can purchase Sass & Bide accessories via their eboutique.  ASOS stock select pieces from the brand – Harvey Nichols and Net-A-Porter are also stockists.

Wearing: Necklace, Sass & Bide; Lovely Ever After Soft Tee, Naked Princess.  Shorts, Finders Keepers.  Stop boots, Carvela.  Thank you to South Molton St Style for the photos.

*Yes, of course with her permission. Well, most of the time :)

London Fashion Week Series: 2. Sass & Bide

Geometric details, simple silhouettes and pure colours with splashes of gold and silver exploded down the runway of Sass & Bide at London Fashion Week this September.  Entitled ‘Loveshady’, the fresh simplicity of this SS13 collection delighted me.

A mix of masculine and feminine; trailing skirts and sharp shorts; an intertwining of soft romance (flowing chiffon) with sharp tailoring resulted in a ‘boy meets girl’ collection.

The brand’s signature embellishments were present but I felt the overall effect was more subtle than in previous seasons.  A palette of monochrome was interrupted here and there with soft peaches and striking tangerine shades.  Talking with my blogger friend Anna we felt the eye-catching crisp white and gold looks were the highlight of this collection (see image below:)

Metallics in the form of sequined skirts, Cleopatra-style gold belts and chokers and chunky silver details gave the collection a lot of oomph.  Sometimes it felt ‘too much’ –  I didn’t much care for the full length sparkling dress or maxi skirt, that’s a little too much bling for me.

What I did love were the slouchy, relaxed trousers (even the tangerine coloured ones!)  The soft feathered short dresses also won me over.

Some themes were included that have run throughout the spring summer 2013 fashion weeks  – harness details, racer necklines and slimline pants.

With a new e-boutique on their website, time for me to start saving for Sass & Bide!