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Rob’s runway report

RUNWAY – THE NEW SEASON

TO DYE FOR-For A/W12, session stylists across the world’s fashion capitals plunged fearlessly into colour introducing colourful dip dyes and brightly coloured roots injecting colour to looks across the catwalks of many designers. Autumn/winter 2012-13 has seen designers still opt for the dip dye. A whole host of colour combinations were on show at Prada and Pringle of Scotland, while at Jean Paul Gaultier the look was reversed, with models sporting vibrant spray-painted roots.

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SHE BANGS- Fringes are in – it’s the Rooney Mara effect as a host of designers have been dedicating their shows to ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ star, most notably at Versace, Antonio Berardi, Marni and Iceberg.This is a look we are seeing filtering from catwalk to salon as it is a great way to modernise long hair giving it an edgy feel.

OFFSIDE RULE-Here’s one offside rule that we can all get to grips with – the parting. For A/W12 a new geometry comes into play, with neat and sleek looks parted to the side. SLEEK SIDE PARTINGS are neat and sleek, the side partings at Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham, Christian Dior, Jil Sander and many, many more lent a chic minimalism that let the clothes speak for themselves.Gone is the power parting down the middle, in its place is a side parting with a sense of understated elegance.

Stylish Waves – From victory rolls to Marcel Waves and forties up-do’s, the runway was packed with inspirations from past eras, we are loving these retro techniques at Russell Eaton and the Marcel and finger wave in particular adds a feminine, intricate detail to the hair for a really striking look. The beauty with the vintage revival is that we can take these traditional techniques, reuse and combine them with today’s technological developments in electricals and products and translate strong styles into wearable trends for the modern woman. The vintage revival has taken over the AW12 catwalks with a melting pot of references, The 1920s finger and Marcel Waves are the perfect vintage trend and catwalk technique to create fashion-fuelled looks that will keep you bang o trend this A/W.

  • try using a mixture of  gel and hold & gloss spray to create a varnish-like product that’s easy to apply.
  • Using your fingers and combs, shape the hair into finger waves, pin them in place with long clips and leave the hair to dry
  • finish with a spritz of shine spray for an ultra gloss finish.
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