Another September has been and gone, bringing with it the whirlwind of the big four fashion weeks – Milan, London, New York and Paris – and all the madness that comes as part of the fashion month parcel. We have been deep diving through the collections, putting in the hard yards so that you don’t have to and now that the dust has settled, we’re giving you the low down on next season’s biggest hair stories. The best part? You can pick your trend and start wearing it now – why wait?
The all-wet slicked back look has become a bit of a fashion week perennial. We think it’s a great statement but in practical terms can sometimes feel a little too severe to be a true go-to style, but SS19 is shaking it up with a more everyday take on the slicked look. At Balmain, Altuzarra and Chloé hair was damp (think “got out of the shower twenty minutes ago” and you’re in the right area) but lifted at the roots – avoiding the dreaded “Draco Malfoy” effect that can occur with the traditional slick. This look exudes casual cool, and if we can pass off not having time to blow dry our hair as cool we’re all in.
Here at Dextress, it’s no secret that we love braids so this trend made us especially happy. Braids were absolutely all over the runways, from big chunky braids to super long braids and everything in between, but what we really loved were the teeny tiny, intricate and unexpected braids that turned up like. At Paco Rabanne, very thin braids lead into low buns at the nape and at Preen they weren’t really braids at all, but intertwining thread and hair gives an artful impression of braidery (is braidery a word?). Braids are up for interpretation, and so are words, we suppose!
Wrap It Up
Now, you’ll definitely want to get a head start on this trend since, incidentally, it’s perfect for the brutal reality of a hot and humid Queensland summer – wraps and scarves were covering hair on several of the SS19 runways. Excellent for protecting hair from sun damage (and hiding the humidity frizz), we are welcoming this trend with open arms. To do the trend justice go bright and bold, à la Tom Ford, Michael Kors and Versace it is summer after all!