Day 5 at London Fashion Week AW15
Written by our official blogger - Poppy Dinsey
It’s hard to believe that LFW is over for another season, but yesterday saw the last of the models strut down the catwalk and of the street style pics being snapped at Somerset House…til September.
We made sure we finished on a high though with two fabulous shows, one from Marko Mitanovski and the other Tata Naka.
Marko’s show really has to be seen to be believed, which is lucky for all of you as on the TONI&GUY website there are images of the show and backstage as well as a video that includes interviews with the designer and International Artistic Director Silje Vincent.
Imposing avant-garde shapes and theatrical details were added to each and every garment, with the beauty side of things covering everything from crystals and head to toe body paint.
As well as being responsible for creating the sleek hair look, it was up to Silje and the team to ensure that the headpieces and jewelled masks were all securely in place.
label.m Extra Strong Mousse and label.m Hairspray were key to creating the slicked back look, with colour sprays being used on some models to create the alien-like appearance of the jewels, body paint and hairline all merging into one.
I haven’t seen a show as breathtaking as Marko’s for a long time, some of the outfits even had exoskeletons and jutting vertebrae. It was a fitting final show for Fashion Scout.
Waving good bye to Freemasons Hall, it was time to head over to the Royal Academy of Arts to see what London Hairdresser of The Year and TONI&GUY International Artistic Director Cos Sakkas and team were creating for the Tata Naka presentation.
I am a big fan of Tata Naka’s whimsical designs which always play with print and colour so beautifully. You’re always guaranteed a dizzying array of brights even in their Autumn/Winter collections.
This season was no exception and the collection inspiration was “Murder on the Orient Express, Cluedo and the classic whodunnit plot line”.
Cos created a really graphic hair look which was part inspired by anime. Hairpieces were used on the models to create blunt fringes, then a superb doubled back scalp braid was created along a centre parting.
label.m’s Texture Wax Stick was used to tame any strays, polish the look off and keep everything slick and precise.
The final look had one of the most enviable side profiles that I’d seen all Fashion Week.
As this was a two hour presentation as opposed to a seven minute runway show, the team needed to ensure the look would stay secure through five outfit changes. Thanks to the right label.m products it all stayed perfectly in place and the finished look was something to behold…
I should get that Poppy print dress, right?!
I can’t believe another LFW is all done and dusted, I feel like I have enough hair and outfit inspo to last a lifetime. I’m still trying to pick my favourite show, but they were all so good this season.
Look out for the rest of my video interviews with the designers and heads of team on the official TONI&GUY YouTube channel. You can also find more pics and detailed step by step reports for each show on the official TONI&GUY website.
Thanks again for having me TONI&GUY and label.m!