Alexander Wang



I can barely contain my excitement. Don't get me wrong, despite wanting to hold a grudge against Mr Wang for stepping into the too-warm shoes of Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, I loved his laser-cut eponymous motifs last season, but with all the achromatics he's been throwing about for the last year, this collection in itself was magnificently refreshing. Bold colours, a futuristic feel and statement piece after statement piece - a collection that will most likely make a magazine cover or two. But when I'm looking for shows to report on this blog, it's always the hair that gives it a push, and this one was a knockout. The look was a true imagining of that worn-out word; androgyny. But androgyny to the point that I wondered if I might actually be watching a menswear show. Set in graphic, deep side partings and meticulously pulled across, the point was shine, shine, shine and head-hugging, flat, faux-cropped severity. That was, until the latter stages of the show when that ultra-shine gave way to a few heads of ultra-matte. It's like Lego men on acid.

Redken's Guido Palau created these looks using cans Control Addict 28 hairspray, brushing through with a Mason Pearson bristle brush and securing ponytails at the nape which were later covered. The matte look was done on the 12 models dressed entirely in black by blasting the hair with powder, (though what kind I've yet to find out). Teamed with flawless skin, bleached brows and nude lips, this hit every last sweet spot it could have with me.



Christian Siriano




Although it might not be the most translatable aesthetic unless it manifests itself as a mega-trend, Christian Siriano's mid-century inspired collection oozed class and sophistication. The Project Runway alumnus revealed it was inspired by the portraits of original supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, and he could not have picked a muse more suited to his eveningwear strengths, True to form, the hair was dressed immaculately into perfect smoothed chignons at the nape, a look that worked both on it own or paired with wide-brimmed sun hats.


Other than that, nothing exceptional to report on hair for Day 3. Altuzarra went for relaxed, finger-dressed ballerina buns, and Lacoste did relaxed relaxed - meaning loose, natural and just rushed through. Stay tuned for Day 4 when the bigger guns come out to play!