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."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.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)