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

Sheer Elegance: Max Studio

Vogue Paris Sept 2012 Cover D&GIn September French Vogue underwent a makeover under the direction of editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt.  A few visual tweaks here and there aimed at giving the magazine a more streamlined, ‘airier’ look that harked back to the 60s and 70s, the theme of the issue was ‘the colour black’.  The cover featured Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy each wearing the same stunning Dolce & Gabbana tulle gown.

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London Fashion Week Series: 1. Peter Pilotto SS13

After New York City and before the move to Paris and Milan, London Fashion Week offers a very unique and interesting mix of designers with collections that I find to be distinct, individual and often very colourful.  Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos presented one of my favourite collections in London this September.  Vibrant, mixed prints, peplums and embellishment – beading and mirrors – comprised their line for spring 2013.

Vogue commented on the designers’ use of prints:

“Spring references everything from baroque scrolling to ornate 1970s diamonds, abstracted Op Art black-and-white cubes to Art Deco–ish intersecting lines, many of which were inspired by a trip they made to the Santa Maria Assumpta cathedral in Siena (imagine Bridget Riley designing the interiors of a place of worship, and you are getting the right idea) and their summer vacation in India and Nepal. It’s how those patterns undergo some kind of alchemical reaction with a woman’s body, through being worked into increasingly imaginative silhouettes; the total effect — not just a litany of print motifs— creates the impact of what Peter Pilotto does.” Mark Holgate, Vogue.com

Shapes and silhouettes this year were a fascinating mix of feminine nipped in waists, voluminous ruffles, frills and cut outs.  If you described these dresses to me blind I might not imagine them not to work at all.  What Vogue calls a ‘cascading’ motion of the ruffle effect in these styles is probably what gives each piece an elegant and appealing fluidity.  Although not at all one for print, Pilotto and Vos manage to change my mind the moment I see their designs.

Images: Vogue.