Thakoon




Thakoon's collection was influenced by the South American region of Patagonia, which makes sense for an autumn/winter collection, as it allowed the designer to freely play with layering - and not without some interesting results, including a lot of outerwear and a good array of turtleneck cape-cum-sweaters. The colour palette was bright and appealing, alternating royal blue and fuchsia with fiery oranges and yellows and the odd bit of racing green. The hair was an unusual choice of dual texture; the front side-parted, wet and roughly pulled away from the face with the rest clean, smooth and hanging loose. Perhaps it was indicative of the watery, icy landscapes of Patagonia, or perhaps it was just a last minute thought of not having a look too contrived that it would deduct from the expressiveness of the clothes. It kind of worked, but felt a little lost.


Victoria Beckham



Victoria Beckham took her usual eye for sophistication and elegant taste and translated it to a darker, more playful approach this season, using blacks and reds to create an offbeat collection more suited to Paris than New York.the chains across the left hips on coats and skirts and the bits of twill all gave a somewhat heritage feel, but with cuts more akin to Phoebe Philo or Jil Sander.

Now don't get me wrong, I've blasted ponytails in the past and I still think that runway shows are over-saturated with them. When you're on an international stage, you should try something new, have some fun. However, I back Guido Palau's choice here - it's clean, simple and, because it's so low, a little interesting. It works seamlessly with the collection, because it reflects a chic, feminine element found throughout. Even those looks where a little hair is left loose at the front work, because when the clothing looks so exquisite, you'd never assume that those strays are anything less than intentional.


DKNY



In terms of hair, this was my favourite show of the day, but I'll come to that in a moment, because to understand the hair - orchestrated by Wella's Eugene Souleiman - you have to understand the show. This says "street" in the most ostentatious of ways. It had a feeling of bottom-up inspiration, that street style should be telling designers what is 'current' and not the other way around - a feeling that is becoming more prominent with each season. This was emphasised by the casting for the show; rather than just models, there were quasi-famous musicians, artists and pro-skateboarders. Furthermore, the clothing itself stepped a little aside from Karan's 'comfort' background and explored mixed textures of quilting, leather, fur, twill and lace, topped-and-tailed with baseball caps and sneakers and intermittently stamped with varsity lettering.

So where does that land us in terms of hair? As @WellaPro tweeted before the show, "Eugene explains that every model is to have an individual style that reflects their personality". And so we saw a great misture of braids, 'fros, dip-dye, short, long, messy, bright blue... it was as eclectic as the clothing and the cast. Essentially, the whole thing was written in HedRock language, which I loved - I just didn't expect it to come from DKNY.