Consider our minds blown after seeing the incredible creations conjured up backstage at the London Fashion Week Mens Charles Jeffrey. Hats off to John Vial and his Revlon Professional dream team, you totally pulled it off. Not a scraped back low-ponytail in sight, just big, colourful standout style. We love it!
Charles Jeffrey created two counter-cultures and set them against each other, either side of a philosophical dance. The first culture he created was the Danders, taking inspiration from Scottish playwright and artist John Patrick Byrne. The Danders evolved from the proud roots of Teddy-boy pride with an underlying twist of Scottish militaria. The counterpart of the Danders clan was the Glaedyhoots. They were inspired by Celtic imagery, literature, symbolism, and folklore in particular renowned artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, who made the willow and the climbing-rose key to her elegant, nature-based forms.
John Vial Global Influencer for Revlon Professional explains: “The hair was heavily influenced by Charles’ love of Scotland and the Celtic heritage. The Danders were inspired by playwright and artist John Bryne who wrote the Slab Boy Trilogy about urban, working class Scotland 1957 – 1972. We looked at lots of designs, in particular, the quiffs and really exaggerated them working them into sculptures attached to the model heads. Adding faux hair across a wire frame we combed the hair into the middle of the frame to give the stylised effect of the popular 1950’s Ducktail technique.”
He adds: “The Glaedyhoots wigs were created using a rick-rack technique where the hair is weaved in a figure of eight around a pin, almost like crochet. This is then heated, the pin removed and brushed through to give a neat candy floss texture with bountiful volume through the ends. Lastly Charles asked us to create ‘Braveheart in the rain’ and ‘Braveheart slicked back’ looks in contrast with the other super voluminous styles.”
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