“Wet hair always looks sexy, as you can imagine someone getting out of the shower,” said Eugene Souleiman backstage at Stella McCartney. “It’s hammam chic,” said Peter Gray at Paul Smith. Call it what you will—slicked-back tresses also steamed up the runways at Gareth Pugh, Pucci, Giorgio Armani and Sinha-Stanic, where stylist Malcolm Edwards described the rockabilly look as “a bully who gets good grades.”
This story first appeared in the November 14, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.