You heard correct. Day five of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has just wrapped up – in style. While we all attempt to catch our breath (and avoid a mass online shopping spree) here’s the lowdown on the hair looks from today’s shows.
TEN PIECES X GHD
Maurice Terzini and partner in life and design, Lucy Hinckfuss brought the underground vibes to Bondi once again for the Ten Pieces Resort 20 collection, Cosmic Runner.
Hair partner ghd enlisted the editorial excellence of Travis Balcke for the show, the pair working to enhance the natural texture of what might be MBFWA’s most diverse casting yet.
“Every model has been hand selected to suit each outfit and that’s exactly what we’re doing with the hair today.”
“The brief for the show today is about individualism – enhancing what people have naturally. So unlike other shows where you would get a girl or a guy and smooth the hair out before re-creating a style, what we’re doing is working with ten hero ghd tools (for Ten Pieces) and delivering individual looks for each model,” said Travis.
“So if a model comes in with curly hair we’re going to enhance the movement, if it’s voluminous, we’re adding volume and for fine hair, we’re making it finer.”
The ghd top ten included the brand’s new oracle styler, a tool that heats and cools simultaneously (ideal for backstage) and one available to select Australian salons only. The classic tong and new glide brush also proved heroes for Travis.
“The glide has proved a hit especially with the guys. We’re lucky here this morning that we’re one of the first shows so all the models have fresh hair, but in a situation where the models have come from another show with a lot of back combing and texture, we would simply flip their head upside down and use it to detangle while smoothing at the same time,” said Travis.
After a three-year hiatus ghd has returned with rigour in 2019, putting to work 130 ghd artists across seven shows. Impressive.
AQUA BLU X DAVROE
Brainchild of designer Kristian Chase, Aqua Blu’s dynamic resort collection featured an array of colours, silhouettes and style staples – heroing a new movement towards diversity through an assortment of models.
Headlining the show was body advocate Robyn Lawley who donned more than one show stopping creation before all in attendance.
Hair for the show was curated by Ben Gully, Creative Director for Australian haircare outfit Davroe, who championed the brand’s vegan product range to create a natural hair look that shone on the runway.
“The look for today was an effortless, pin-straight look that really highlighted the natural quality of each girl’s hair,” said Ben. “We’d worked with Kristian on his previous Fashion Palette show, so when he approached us for MBFWA we were thrilled to get the ball rolling.”
“The brief from Kristian was to create this beautiful straight look, while maintaining models’ natural texture,” continued Ben. For girls with curly hair, rather than blow out their hair, we’ve just enhanced their natural texture using products from the Davroe range.”
“Natural texture is such a big thing at the moment, and where possible I prefer to keep hair as close to it’s origin as possible. Models were prepped with TAME Lemongrass Detangler – which is a light, leave-in moisturiser and detangler.”
CARLA ZAMPATTI X GOLDWELL
And just like that… another Fashion Week concludes. And exquisitely so. Wrapping up day five of MBFWA was none other than design veteran Carla Zampatti, who presented her ’20 resort offering to a crowd of a-listers, fashion goers and media alike.
A spectacle of sparkle, velvet and all things beautiful, Carla’s anticipated MBFWA conclusion heroed her penchant for exquisite craftsmanship and feminine silhouettes, featuring everything from sleek slimline dresses and floral emblazoned blazers to striped monochromatic staples and bold hued two pieces.
Curating the hair look for the evening was Hair Director for Goldwell, John Pulitano who fashioned his unique take on the side sweep; ” The side sweep gives the girls an edge, seventeen inspired part glam part rock and roll with soft texture and a deep part falling over one eye,” said John.
The show’s hero product? Goldwell’s new Creative Texture Dry Boost, “Dry Boost is my new obsession,” continued John. “It gives a dry textured finish and has more hold than any other texture spray I’ve used.”