Two hair trends have emerged so far this fashion week — undone braids and slicked-back locks.Models at Philipp Plein were fitted with yards of extensions that were tied into Rapunzel-esque braids that went past models' knees. Another set of extensions was tied into a separate braid, and woven along the main plait, with fake flowers attached."Because it’s heavy, the length needs to be added from the top,” said Tina Outen, who led the hair look for the show. Models designated as good girls had colorful flowers attached to their hair, while those classified as bad girls wore black flowers.At Chromat, hairstylist Kien Hoang created a braid inspired by a volcano, he said. Two pulled-apart braids framed model's faces, with a third tucked into a midheight ponytail. “What we wanted to do was do a braid, but it’s really about the direction of the braid, where it’s almost like a volcanic situation into a tight-fitting cornrow, and then afterwards we’re going to pull and roughen up the braids so it’s nice and airy and roughened up — as if the volcano has had an explosion.”Models at Jill Stuart also sported braids that were almost hidden amongst waves.On the other end of the hair spectrum, slicked-back strands have emerged as a runway trend.Models at Creatures of Comfort had something that hair lead Justine Marjan for TRESemmé described as "sweaty" — it included lightly slicked-back, tousled hair.At Jason Wu, Holli Smith for TRESemmé used the Keratin Smooth Mask and Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to give hair a wet look. Girls' hair featured a deep side part, and was slicked back off the face. The overall look was meant to look wet rather than slick.Wet was also the theme at Prabal Gurung, where Anthony Turner for Wella employed a healthy serving of Sculpt Force Gel to make models appear as if they'd just emerged from the water.[caption id="attachment_10980343" align="alignleft" width="200"] Backstage at Prabal Gurung RTW spring 2018.[/caption]"It's a very sexy look," Turner said, after completing the hair of model Gigi Hadid. "It's meant to kind of look like she's emerged from a swimming pool and combed her hair back — it's got that Nineties feel to it, could be Eighties I guess, but Nineties essentially. It feels very minimal in the way it looks, but ultimately this hair's quite sexy."To get the look, Turner misted hair until it was damp, put in the gel, and combed sections with a wide tooth comb. The comb marks were meant to stay in place, he added. The bottom of hair was turned with a Hot Tools iron, and then misted with Glam Mist — a spray oil — to make sure the lengths of the hair didn't look too dry.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion