From retro elegance to futuristic chic, London Fashion Week left no stone unturned in the field of beauty. Couturing brings you the top looks from the city of royalty.
Taking inspiration from Braveheart, Giles’ stylists Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck and Indira Schauwecker (TONI&GUY) created knotted plaits for the Giles Spring/Summer 2014 show at London Fashion Week. Sophia Webster took a more futuristic stance with structured braids that seemed to defy the laws of gravity and reach new heights.
Creating an ethreal appeal, Pearce Fiond models walked down the runway with the classic swan eye akin to Natalie Portman’s peepers in Black Swan.
Bright lips remain a staple with Antonio Berardi opting for classic red, Fashion East taking orange pouts to new lengths, and Mark Fast achieving gothic glam with matte black.
Christopher Kane relied on Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau to work with the models’ natural texture to create a simple, modern look. Prior to styling, Guido purified the model’s locks with Redken’s hair cleansing cream shampoo to give the hair a refreshed, clean look and feel, which was then worked on by hand rather than brushes, combs or heat styling appliances. Ashish, Emilia Wickstead, Jasper Conran, and Jean-Pierre Braganza all featured the natural trend, whilst Jonathan Saunders paid homage to the look with a 90’s grunge twist, creating a more grounded aesthetic.
L’Wren Scott featured the 60’s blunt bob and fringe, Maria Graschvogel channeled the 40’s screen sirens, and Orla Kiely took us back to the summer of 1973 with long locks and fringes. The crimp movement was also fortified with Antonio Berardi’s models sporting the look down the catwalk.
Erdeem, Lucas Nascimento, Marques Almeida, and Tom Ford brought the windswept heroine to center stage with un-kept updos and loose strands framing the face. Sister by Sibling took it one step further with extreme volume and shape for a more futuristic look.
For a more elegant appeal, Christopher Raeburn, Daks, David Koma, Emilio de la morena, Fashion East, and John Rocha all embraced the clean-cut shapes of a slicked back up-do or pony-tail.
Alex Brownsell of Bleach created the look at Fyodor Golan, where gel-formula neon pink was painted on to quiffs using a tinting brush. Matched with bright pink lips and nails, Felder Felder models were decorated with the brand-new L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Chalks in Coral Sunset (and Ocean Blue) to create pastel dip-dyes on wet-look mermaid-inspired hair.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week