Hairstyle takeaways from London Fashion Week

It goes without saying that London’s bi-annual Fashion Week is an excellent opportunity for the fashionably inclined to get a glimpse of trends to come. But Fashion Week isn’t just about catwalk couture, it’s also worth paying attention to the hair styles on show, which usually offer an equally ahead-of-the-game impression of next season’s hottest hair trends.

It’s often interesting and instructive to see how hair and beauty trends complement the latest designer looks. So, if you’re wondering what Spring Summer 2020 holds in store for the fashionably coiffured, you could do a lot worse than taking a look September’s Fashion Week’s runways.

Side swept hair was everywhere

Big, brow dominating side swept hair was a look favoured by hotly tipped London label Marques’Almeida, whose strident, youthful collection was showcased by a diverse cast of models wearing wild side swept styles that perfectly complemented the punky, asymmetrical glamour of their clothes. More refined takes on the look could be seen elsewhere, notably Ports 1961, who favoured chic side swept bangs, draped elegantly across one eyebrow to create a sleek French-style look.

Chignons were chic and minimal

Victoria Beckham’s collection was complemented by slick low chignons courtesy of the stylist Guido Palau, who pulled back and straightened models’ hair before creating a sleek, minimal bun. It’s a sharp, modern style that looked stylish and sophisticated, without distracting from the Victoria Beckham’s collection.

Gelled ponytails remain a high fashion favourite

Slicked back hair was everywhere this year – Halpern, Emilia Wickstead and Christopher Kane all went with sleek, slicked back hair that evoked 80s and 90s minimalism. Gelled ponytails are a perennial runway favourite and Christopher Kane’s models wore a fresh take on the look – gelled and raked back into a low ponytail to create a high gloss finish on top and a more natural finish on the ponytail.

Braids and plaits took many forms

Erdem’s collection paid tribute to Tina Modotti, an early 20th century silent movie star, photographer and communist activist who often wore her hair in a tight centre parting, pulled back to cover her ears. Stylist Antony Turner took this look and softened it with a classic low braid, tied up with a black ribbon bow. The look relies on perfect, precision styled braids achieved by blasting each section of the braid with hairspray and ‘baking it with a hairdryer’.

Braids were also employed to complement the eclectic textural complexity of Bora Aksu’s collection with fittingly loose, wispy lived-in looking braids and plaits that mirrored the whimsical feel of the outfits.

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