Philip Treacy’s shows are nothing if not noteworthy. With an opening by Lady Gaga – covered in a giant shroud – and a cast of all black models wearing original clothing from Michael Jackson’s estate, this show was an homage to art and music as well as to fashion and fine millinery.
We love the all black cast, including models Joan Smalls, Alek Wek and Jourdan Dunn and were super pleased to get the scoop from the Global Hair Session Stylist, Snowden Hill on how he created the sleek sculpted styles to complement the collection of hats inspired by Michael.
Snowden worked with hair brand Fudge on the hair (have to admit we didn’t know they could work with black hair) and said their “critical aim was to celebrate the beautiful silhouettes of the models head whilst creating sleek, fluid styles that worked as an extension of the hat keeping the intricate designs as the central showpiece.”
Using Fudge’s Gloss Serum and Sky Scraper Hairspray, Snowden and his team made sure all eyes were on the hats by keeping the model’s hair sleek and smooth. Models with shorter hair had styles reminiscent of Twiggy’s 60’s crop or smoothed close to the head and down the nape of the neck. Longer hair was styled into chignons, low ponytails and buns or swept up to create a faux bob.
These styles are easy to re-create at home. If you have mid to long hair, have your own sculpted bob by following these steps:
1. Use Fudge Gloss through from the roots to the end and blow-dry straight. Use hair irons to get it smooth and shiny
2. Brush Fudge Sky Scraper Hairspray through the hair applying a low heat with your hairdryer to sculpt the hair close and smooth to the head, particularly concentrating on smoothing the hair in a backwards sweep from the hairline to the crown
3. Separate the hair from the crown of the head into three sections, rolling each section inwards and up towards the nape the neck. Secure with pins.
4. Finish your style with a fine mist of Fudge Head Shine to give the hair a glossy, sleek finish.
See all the looks from the show here.
What do you make of the all black cast? And what about those hats?!