At the recent men’s spring/summer 2010 collections, the overall attitude was clear: Boys just wanna have fun. And what better than big hair—voluminous, playful, retro—to enhance the rebelliousness and escapist sensibility that ruled the runways in Milan and Paris.
One of the most directional hairstyles was seen at Bottega Veneta, where designer Tomas Maier showed a collection full of color and vibrant energy. The models’ hair matched accordingly. “I wanted the look to be sexy, rebellious and fun,” says Guido, the star hairstylist who created the look. “The inspiration came from an Eighties boy doing a Fifties look.” The vintage style featured huge volume on top and was flattened on the sides; the hair was matte and styled with texture and depth. It was the perfect blend of Elvis and Eighties punk.
Meanwhile, Frida Giannini took the Gucci man to Brazil, styling him with highly polished, glossy hair. Giannini drew inspiration from the architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed many public buildings in Brasilia. The hair was extremely coiffed with a very low part, slicked to the side and high on the corner. The uneven volume from the top gave the feeling of graphic architecture and modernism, which defined the Gucci look for the season.
D&G and Salvatore Ferragamo also drew inspiration from travels to warmer climates, but kept it cool with perfectly executed hair that was high volume and slicked-back. At YSL, Stefano Pilati successfully broke the conventional suit uniform with a collection that illustrated a relaxed approach to everyday chic dressing. The hair was styled with volume and angles to complement the designer’s new suit proportions. The tight sides and the exaggerated pompadour on top created a geometric rectangular effect with sharp edges to ground the YSL masculinity.
“I was looking for a fun, clean, precise but not too done hair look,” says designer Italo Zucchelli, of the styles at his Spring Calvin Klein collection. “James Dean was my main inspiration. His hair was always perfect but he exuded a sense of effortless style. He is an all-American icon.” Zucchelli achieved the look with a clean contrast between tightly cropped sides and a soft exaggerated top.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia