Paris Fashion Week, the veritable crown jewel of fashion month, closed out SS17 with clear hair trends to note. Written by Sophie Coleman.
Today’s woman is busy, powerful, on the run. This seemed to be the driving force behind the minimal effort, slick back and go hairdos seen at Kenzo, Paco Rabanne and Olivier Theyskens. Sacai and Stella McCartney both did quiffed up shiny versions. Alexander McQueen went sideways with the sheen. Models sported plastered down, tribal-like tendrils; an ode to the Shetland Islands setting and celtic community. Finally, Givenchy’s glossy mod mops were next-level slick. Think Popeye’s Olive Oil with a subaqueous, spirited vibe. The perfect match for Givenchy’s metaphysical inspired workwear: tailored suits with oversized resin and crystal necklaces.
Braids & Tails
Emporio Armani showed intricate, centre-parted braided hair designs. An exotic yet athletic accompaniment for the varied ethnic and sporty collection. Chanel had bouffed up side ponytails, paired with chunky jewel single earrings. Louis Vuitton presented chic low-hanging ponies at the back in a tight twist.
On the opposite end of the minimal slick spectrum was elaborate, statement making headwear. Take your pick from futuristic, fantastical and sea-ready to sporty punk. Maison Margiela had caps and ponytail pieces made from scuba material. Miu Miu’s crafty floral crowns were a novel take on glamorous swim caps of olde. There was a sleek metallic turban at Louis Vuitton and a chic army beret at Sacai. And Chanel mixed it up with ‘intimate technology’ robo-cop style headsets and digi-tweed urban caps.