I've been going to London Fashion Week in some kind of capacity since 2010. From my intern days as a dresser, to assisting the production team and eventually working my way up to become a legitimate guest, not to mention working backstage as part of a hair team; you could say I've done it all.
So saying that, fashion week will always hold a pretty well styled place in my heart (even if it has resorted to being held in a bloody car park!) and I'm so happy and grateful I've been able to return every season and be involved in the madness in one way or another.
As Web Editor for a hairdressing trade publication, I was invited backstage by some big hair brands and was lucky enough to score some tickets to a few shows, I even found myself FROW at a couple of them. Being that hair is one of my passions, as well as the reason I was able to attend this season, I thought I'd do a quick round up of some of my favourite looks to come strutting down the catwalk.
The common theme this season was definitely easy, wearable styles and I just fell in love with tso many of them. Session hair doesn't have to be complicated and all of these styles are definitely things you can easily do from the comfort of your bedroom, no catwalk needed.
The Show: Temperley
The Stylist:Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccanoil
In keeping with the ethereal beauty that Temperley is known for, hair was low key but perfectly feminine. Emanating windswept texture and a soft, matte finish, this is the perfect no fuss up do when you need hair off your face, but still want to look put together. Knots are huge this season so play around with your usual lazy Sunday style to achieve that imperfect perfection; think the coveted model off duty look that goes perfectly with a well worn biker jacket.
The Stylist: Stephen Low, Creative Director at Neville Hair & Beauty Salon using L'Oréal
Yes, this may look super simple, but achieving the perfect, textured bedhead can be tougher than you think. Finding the right balance between uncontrollable frizz and just the right amount of texture rely's on using great products. This was the perfect style to sit against the juxtaposed strong, structured lines and sheer, soft fabrics that made up David Koma's AW16 collection and I just fell in love with the simplistic beauty of the style.
As I mentioned previously, knots are big in hair right now. Think of it as the chicer, older sister of the messy bun and you're there. One style I love is a good half up, half down with lots of texture as it works on both long and shorter lengths. This knot gives the perfect amount of dimension as well as looking like you put some effort into a relatively easy, everyday style. Not to mention how to dye for ('scuse the pun) this models colour is.
I couldn't not include this presentation, purely because it was just so stunning. Inspired by Tim Burton fantasy, the presentation was held in the ethereal Chapel of Saint Barnabas in Soho and models were styled as gothic brides. These super cute floral head bands were used on every girl and hair was kept textured with structure, heavily referencing every girl's favourite fantasy romance, Edward Scissorhands. Overall, a visually stunning presentation and something that could easily be translated into cute, summertime, festival looks.