New York Fashion Week may be over, but the hairstyles live on! From enchanting updos to tousled manes to super-slick ponytails to laid-back buns, the mood for the Fall season is loose and carefree – the best ‘dos weren’t overly done. Here are my top picks:
1) Vera Wang: Frederic Fekkai’s Paul Hanlon delivered windblown updos, rough yet tender and teased to deconstructed perfection. They were the perfect complement to Vera’s sheer layers of silk-chiffon, offbeat peplums, and intriguing cathedral-ceiling print.
2) Marchesa: It was pure ethereal romance at Marchesa, from the sweeping lace to the tiers of tulle to the Midsummer Night’s Dream hair – undone in the front, almost halo-like, and ornately braided in the back. Shimmering gold eyeliner completed the otherworldy feel.
3) Proenza Schouler: Long, loose, and cool was the mood at Proenza Schouler’s Asia-influenced, Samurai-fierce show (also styled by Paul Hanlon). With slightly off-center parts, hair fell in naturalistic pieces that had a dash of second-day grit – now known as “skinny, street hair.”
4) Calvin Klein: Modestly sexy and mysterious clothes lent themselves to glossy, slick-to-the-scalp ponytails that exploded into brushed-out manes for a super-modern take on one of the simplest of classic hairstyles.
5) Michael Kors: Après-ski or après-sex? The slightly undone buns, devised by Orlando Pita, were created with the concept of winter-vacation hair on-the-go: a twisted knot, a bobby pin to contain loose ends on the side, and minimal blow-drying action.