Get the look – Hairstyles from 2020 London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week is first and foremost a showcase for the world’s leading designers. But the best catwalk shows compliment couture with equally striking hair and makeup courtesy of the beauty industry’s most in-demand talents. As such, Fashion Week is a great opportunity to marvel at some truly inspiring hairstyles.
Of course, like much of the more avant-garde fashion on display, catwalk hair doesn’t always translate from the runway to real life, but even the most outlandish looks can offer an insight into up and coming hair trends.
Flat slide-partings at JW Anderson
Hairstylist Anthony Turner contrasted the JW Anderson’s voluminous outfits with deliberately neat, volume-free hair. The result is a chic, high-shine style with a deep side parting. Turner achieved the look by blow-drying flat to the head with a soft bristle brush then applying serum to the ponytail and hairspray to the top to prevent flyaways.
Masculine side partings at Emilia Wickstead and Richard Malone
Slicked down, faintly masculine hair was on show at both Emilia Wickstead and Richard Malone. Benjamin Muller complemented Emilia Wickstead’s glamourous collection with ‘strong, positive and super sleek’ hair, complete with a slicked down wave at the front and super-straight ponytails.
Richard Phillipart created a similar boyish at the front, feminine at the back look for Richard Malone, combining ‘military precision flat waves’ with feminine ponytails.
Clips and two-tone colour at Ashely Williams
Ashley Williams’ collection was the perfect match for Alex Brownsell’s ‘emo, feminine, slouchy but also dressed up’ aesthetic. The look was eclectic and playful, incorporating electric blue hair extensions attached to Ashley Williams’ signature clips. Two-tone emo-esque colouring included shocks of vivid red over jet black.
Renaissance ponytail at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman found inspiration in renaissance art, creating a stunning modernised take on an elegant renaissance ponytail. This super-shiny and immaculately precise style was achieved by sectioning off hair, looping it beneath the ears then gathering it into a low ponytail, which was then braided. A lot of hairspray was then applied to create a hard, shiny look. Finally, the braid was taken out of the ponytail, just before the models hit the catwalk, leaving a crimped wave.