This is a guest post from my friend Sierra.
Hair extensions were definitely no stranger at Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Weeks all over the world. They were used by different designers in very different ways. At Tory Burch, models were given extensions to create long, full fishtail braids for a prairie girl inspired collection. Models at Rachel Zoe emulated her signature laid-back boho-chic style with long bedhead or bangs anchored by long braids. Models at Erin Fetherston wore extensions in long Brigitte Bardot-inspired curls. To add contrast and a little edge, models also wore zippered headbands with their feminine dresses. Hair extensions extended onto the runways of other designers too; models at Viktor & Rolf wore wavy goddess-esque extensions, and models at Peter Som rocked long, straight pastel extensions.
Long, Romantic Braids at Tory Burch:
Models at Tory Burch wore long, slightly un-done fishtail braids achieved only with hair extensions and a light-hold finishing hairspray. Stylist Eugene Souleiman used extensions to create not only length, but fullness as well, so the braids could lay wide, but not be as flat as the traditional fishtail braid. The braids complemented the natural makeup perfectly for Burch’s “prairie girl” inspired collection.
Undone, Tousled Extensions at Rachel Zoe:
Rachel Zoe stayed true to her signature bohemian style, and worked with Odile Gilbert for Kérastase to achieve an undone tousled “bedhead” look. All of the models were given hair extensions; some were even given bangs which were anchored by braids that were wrapped all the way around the models heads. The overall aesthetic was laid-back boho-chic- very Rachel. The bedhead hair was coupled with a “no makeup” look; no makeup in the fashion world, however, still means more makeup than the average woman applies each morning before work.
Feminine Curls and Zippered Headbands at Erin Fetherston:
Erin Fetherston, an infamously feminine designer, had long curly extensions inspired by Brigitte Bardot for her spring 2013 rooftop presentation at The Standard Hotel in New York City during Fashion Week. The designer also worked with Odile Gilbert for Kérastase to contrast her flirty feminine dresses with zippered headbands. She rounded out the look by going heavy-handed on the black eyeliner, and by giving models metallic manicures. The heavy eyeliner and dark metallics added just enough edge to keep the models from looking young and girlish. Fetherston focused on the eyes, and left the rest of the makeup neutral or pastel and rosy to blend in with her collection. Which style is your favorite?
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