Seasonal fashion trends go much further than clothes, and runways are places where you can find inspiration from all areas of your look. From accessories trends to make up and hair, the runway should be your first port of call when documenting yourself about trends. We’ve covered fashion trends, make up, and now for intricate hairstyles that will make heads turn.
Hair must not be forgotten when planning those all-important outfits, whether it’s a special occasion or everyday, your hair should not be an afterthought. So here are 10 inspiring dos taken straight form the runway.
Dolce&Gabbana Baroque up-do
The FW13 season sees a huge Baroque influence. Dolce&Gabbana took the trend to the letter and to accentuate the look, intricate headbands or hair combs have been added. Part your hair, tie up in a low bun, smooth with anti frizz gel and slip into place your favourite jewel encrusted headband.
Pucci Whimsical braids
Medieval hair has come back. Pucci masters the look with whimsical braids and natural wavy locks. Part your hair in the middle and pin back the ends. Take hair from the nape of the neck and braid, following the curve of your head. Pin in place.
Beehive at Moschino
We fondly remember Amy Whinehouse’s epic beehive, and in a Sixties inspired theme, Moschino went down that road, though a bit less extreme. Part your hair at side. Back-come the hair starting from the crown of the head down to the bottom- don’t scrimp on the hairspray. Fix the loose strands and then smooth the front with spray.
Renaissance Dame at Gucci
Carrying on with the historical trend, Gucci looked back at the Renaissance ladies who grace Titian’s canvases and the recently revamped Pre-Raphaelites. Simple and natural are key words here so, blow-dry hair with round brush. Part hair in middle and twist strands on either side, fasten with an invisible pin or even a velvet bow.
The sleek side parted ponytail at Dior
Minimalism is always in style when flamboyant fashion makes a comeback- its all about contrasts. At Christian Dior, the hair was sleek and simple. Side part the hair, comb using plenty of serum and tie in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Et voilà!
Tucked hair alla 1940s by Rodarte
The Fall Winter season looked back at the ladylike style of ages gone by. At Rodarte, mistresses in twists, a tucked bob like do- voluminous and dramatic achieved the look. Blow dry hair with heat diffuser, back comb with plenty of hairspray. Tuck lengths underneath as to create a bob. Pin with an oversize accessory or leave as is.
Rolled up retro at Donna Karan
The Fifties also play an important part in the Fall trends this season. The elegance of Grace Kelly must have inspired this sleek up do. Blow-dry hair with round brush and set with rollers. Sweep all hair to the side and with the help of a foam roll, roll the lengths into a side peak. Fix with hairspray.
Equestrian Pony Tail for Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld is not one to dilly dally, so for the FW13 collection, a clean ponytail was the best way to go. Sweep the hair back in a tight ponytail high at the top of the head. Comb though gel for a wet yet tidy look. All you need is a horse now.
Ballerina Bun for Louis Vuitton
The bun is synonymous with ballerinas who are so graceful and princess like, and Marc Jacobs must have known that all us girls at some point in our childhoods wanted to be either a ballerina or a princess. (Well in my case both at the same time- why not? Haven’t you heard of dancing Dancing Queen?) Sweep hair high onto head, comb back so the hair is sleek and tidy. Wrap the lengths in a tight bun and fix with pins and hairspray.
Prada dip-dyed hair
This is not necessarily a hair do, but with temporary dye it can become one. Miuccia Prada, the mother of the ugly yet beautiful aesthetic has done it again. Obviously less committal if you have lighter hair, have the hairdresser die just the tips in any contrasting colour you may fancy, blue, fuchsia pink, red, anything goes. Let it flow freely on your shoulders.
Written by: Valentina Zannoni