Versace kicked off this seasons couture with a remarkable show that was as bold as it was plush. Allegedly there was a 50's influence to it, but it was the bondage-meets-extravagance of the gowns shown above that hit me the most. All this set against a runway of purple fur with gold trim and J-Lo in the FROW made for something incredibly in-your-face cool.

Hair was provided by the masterful Guido Palau for Redken. Speaking about the look, he called it "very un-Donatella", but that of a "strong woman".




The team used Redken Hardwear 16 gel to create a very head-hugging, ultra-shine chignon. The bottom few inches of the hair were left out and sprayed with Forceful 23 hairspray, then flat-ironed to form a geisha-like flourish. Guido concluded of the look, "along with the makeup [by pro artist Pat McGrath], it's very rock 'n' roll".

To see the whole show at Style.com, click here: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2014CTR-AVERSACE/#1

For more Fashion Week favourites from Redken, click here: http://www.redken.com/products/styling/trends/fashion-week-favorites