Simple, pure hair would possibly’ve been the highest development at New York Vogue Week this season, however it’s a very completely different story over in London. There, the Victorian vibes are reigning supreme. Braided buns, intricate chignons, and regal updos have change into the surprising hairstyle trends of London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021. Shocking? After nearly a 12 months in lockdown with various entry to hairstylists or skilled braiders, it could be. However as with all development, it is cyclical — extra time at residence, extra time to do your hair.
Every style week method to old-school plaits and ribbon elaborations options its personal spin. At Bora Aksu, the ear-looping braids, completed in a swept-up chignon, felt like an homage to Victorian types that acted as a counterpoint to the clothes’s fashionable romance; whilst you would not see the attire in a historical past e book, you would possibly spot the hair. All the time providing up modernized vintage aptitude, Vivienne Westwood’s Fall/Winter 2021 assortment featured low Victorian-esque braided pigtails with parted, curly bangs and satiny, pale blue ribbons.
For labels like Bora Aksu or Vivienne Westwood, it simply is sensible to go all out for a coiffure, too, whatever the season. Take Simone Rocha’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection as one other instance; it is solely pure that the frill-driven and extremely female designer incorporate equally romantic hair, which has change into a Simone Rocha trademark. Hairstylist Cyndia Harvey‘s hair designs for the present integrated face-framing braided buns, in addition to sculptural braids, teased-out hair texture, glistening beads, and stark white pearls. It was the hair equal of a Simone Rocha costume: difficult, stunning, and daring.
Not completely certain how you might obtain the fashion at residence? Chopova Lowena’s Fall/Winter 2021 assortment supplied a substitute for the time-consuming development by the use of a plaid hat embellished with matching cloth braids. In the meantime, for Batsheva’s homey Fall/Winter 2021 look e book — photographed in fashions’ personal kitchens in response to Vogue — look six featured simpler, low twin braids completed with black scrunchies. The same vibe out of NYFW, for when an all-out Victorian coiffure won’t be known as for.
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