Thursday, 4 February 2016

12 Autumn Winter 2015-2016 Hair Style Trends

At the beginning of the A/W 2015-2016 Season I wrote about the makeup trends on the catwalks and as we're still technically in Winter 2016 I thought I'd round up 12 of this season's hair style trends.

These were seen all over the catwalks and there was a definite trend towards low ponytails. Long, low side ponytails were seen at Dior, loose and messy at Michael Kors and at Sacai they were more experimental, tying the crown back separately revealing a two toned look. At Carolina Herrara ponytails were bound at the nape with metallic leather, at Tanya Taylor a thick leather strap tied hair back giving it an edgy urban look while a leather barrette and chopstick kept hair in place at Derek Lam which looked smart and elegant.

Left Sacai , Centre Michael Kors Imaxtree  Right Dior Imaxtree

Left Derek Lam Imaxtree Centre Carolina Herrara Right Tanya Taylor Imaxtree
But there were a few designers that bucked the low pony trend. Most noticeably Prada who had ponytails on the top of models head with a clip half way down towards the ear. The look resembled the 'Croydon facelift' with hair tied severely at the top of the head. At Stella McCartney ponytails were wet and high just like how swimmers wear their hair and other high ponytails were spotted with a messy texture to the hair.

Centre Stella McCartney Right Prada Imaxtree

The classic French twist was given a modern makeover. At Chanel French twists were paired with thick headbands and a Chanel branded barrette and chopstick. At Fendi thick headbands were also worn but the twists were left undone and messy at the ends producing a half twist. At Diane Von Furstenberg French twists had a simple shape that had been roughly pinned up. Tom Ford continued the causally unkempt look but his French twists were topped with braided extensions. At Hermes
sections of hair were curled and pinned separately adding texture and detail which remained elegant but casual too. However Oscar De La Renta didn't deviate much from the original sleek French twist.
Left Hermes Imaxtree Centre Diane Von Furstenberg Imaxtree Right Chanel Imaxtree

Left  Fendi, Centre Oscar De La Renta Jason Llyod-Evans, Right Tom Ford Frederick M brown/ Getty Images


3. BOHO WAVES                

Loose waves were a trend on the catwalks, most with 70's centre partings. Rodarte and Ralph Lauren were casual and undone but over at Versace the hair had more kinks.

Left Ralph Lauren Imaxtree  Centre Versace Imaxtree Right Rodarte Imaxtree


At Chanel with the 'boys vs girls' theme, models playing 'boys' had hair gelled within an inch of their lives and Cushnie et Ochs went for a similar look. While Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang went for the full on wet hair look.

Left Cushnie et Ochs Centre Marc Jacobs Right Chanel

Backcombing like there's no tomorrow, the bouffant was in vogue, with updos topped off with a statement black headband at Chanel or the half up half down look at Sonia Rykiel with slicked fringes and a teased crown.

Left Sonia Rykiel Centre Chanel Right Sonia Rykiel

 Wavy hair with centre partings were a common sight at Cavalli, Tory Birch, Anthony Vaccarello and Calvin Klein. At Hugo Boss the no-makeup fresh face look was accentuated by hair tied back and with a centre parting. Over at Prabal Gurung and Pucci models wore centre partings with gel slicked hair.
Left Cavalli Imaxtree Centre Hugo Boss Right Tory Birch Imaxtree
 In contrast to centre partings, deep side parts were also a common sight. They looked great with sleek long straight hair at Rochas and Monique Lhuillier. Giambattista Valli's models wore the side part with a more causal, tousled look.

Left Rochas Centre  Monique Lhuillier Imaxtree Right Giambattista Valli Imaxtree

From a basic simple English braid at Lavin, the French braid at Giles and braided pigtails at I’m Isola Marras the school girl look was popular. At Herve Leger, braids were inspired by traditional German hair style with braids wrapped around the head.  While at Zero + Maria Cornejo braids had an urban edge to them, braided on the side of the head and close to the scalp and long and unbraided at the back.  At Mara Hoffman braids were long and complex, inspired by the Star Wars films.
Left Giles Centre I’m Isola Marras, Right Lavin

Left Herve Leger Centre Mara Hoffman Tigi Right Zero + Maria Cornejo
Knots seem to have replaced the humble bun. Forget neat and tidy it's about the causal 'I've just thrown my hair up without using a brush/comb and it still looks good.'  Marc Jacobs had the can't miss it if  you tried topknot at Marc Jacobs, while at Veronique Leroy and Johnathan Sandler it was about folding the hair  and let the ends hang loose. Hair at Vera Wang and Armani consisted of lots of small twists/knots at the back, Vera Wang's knots were a lot more messy and unkempt than at Armani. Diane Von Furstenberg hair was slicked back and the ends wrapped around each other and at Isabel Marrant hair was quartered with two elastic bands.
Left Marc Jacobs. Jason Llyod-Evans Centre Isabel Marant Imaxtree  Right Veronique Leroy Imaxtree
Left Johnathan Sandler, Centre Vera Wang Getty  Right Diane Von Furstenberg, Jason Llyod-Evans

Technically these hairstyles don't involve pinning up as much as half the hair, for lack of a better term this is what I'm calling them. Matthew Williamson tied back about of quarter head of hair, while Valentino took a small strand of hair from each side of the head so that it looks almost like a string across the head and braided the tiniest plait I've ever seen! At Badgley Mischka the front of the hair was teased up but the drama was at the back with silver and black roses above a heavily wrapped ponytail. The result is very gothic and the roses appear to be emerging from a vase (the wrapped part of the ponytail.)
Left Valentino Imaxtree Centre Badgley Mischka Imaxtree Right Matthew Williamson Imaxtree
When you don't want to commit to a permanent chop but fancy something different, faux bobs are the answer. Faux bobs involve long hair being tucked under to make it look shorter. Julien David had faux bobs with a retro '20's wave while Max Mara had a more modern take with loose waves.
Left  Julien David, Centre Julian David, Right Max Mara

Having small strands of hair escaping from a ponytail or updo created a causal windswept look.  Tuffs of baby hairs were left hanging loose around the ears at Giles and Stella McCartney. While at Vera Wang and MSGM hairs from the forehead were swept across the side of the face like a messy fringe. At Givenchy baby hairs from the forehead were curled and slicked down. 

Left Giles Centre MSGM Right Givenchy



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