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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)