Couture Fashion Week. Paris. Sigh. Oh to be able to sit front row at these incredible shows. With the Fall 18 collections a fresh source of inspiration for our award winning team of Brisbane Hairdressers at our Wilston hair salon, we have pored over the pics to bring you our favourite 3 shows and the incredible hair trends and looks which will be influencing hairstyles over the coming months. So grab a croissant and a noisette and lose yourself in Fruition Hair’s run down of Paris’ finest.
The looks at Maison Valentino were like something out of a Valley of the Dolls dream sequence. With models split amongst three hair looks, each captured a unique style essence which was very now. First up were the sleek, slicked back, low ponys. Subtle and simple they were the perfect contrast to the other two looks which were big on wow factor. One was the addition of elaborate marabou feather-esque and intricate floral headpieces in vibrant shades and the other was the most incredibly gravity defying 60’s inspired bouffants- possibly our favourite look of the week. Styled to perfection on IT girl Kaia Gerber, word is the show required 50 wigs, 150 hours of prep time and 250 colour processes. That’s a level of hair obsession we love!
There is no one who does a fashion show like Karl for Chanel Couture. Every season he transforms Paris’ iconic Grand Palais into the most magical world and this show was no different, recreating a stretch of stone wall and sidewalk along the Quai de Conti complete with trademark open air book stalls. The hair here had a distinct rockabilly feel with high quiffs up front and swinging ponytails in the back. The faux pompadours were a fun unexpected look and worked in harmony against the embellished collection.
Where once it was standard for every model’s look to fall into identical line, as houses continue to embrace diversity on the catwalk, increasingly models are able to embrace their own unique style to fit the designer’s. This show was the perfect example of that with a veritable smorgasbord of looks. There were long locks tucked up into petite berets, flirty flicked out bobs and pixie cuts. We loved the “strict, bondage ponytails” created by the stylists, long low ponys intricately wrapped in black cord to offset the very delicate looks.
You might not be off to Paris anytime soon, but drop in to see us at Fruition Hair Salon in Wilston for the next best thing Brisbane hairdressers wise!