We can’t think of a better way to take the bleugh out of January than kicking off the new year with London Fashion Week Mens. Now in its 13th season, there’s one man you’ll always find creating ingenuous hair looks backstage – John Vial. We bring you the low down on his styles for AW18.
John Vial for American Crew
Since bringing the Italian label to London in June 2018, Creative Director James Long has been fusing his British aesthetic into design. For AW19, he delved deep into the brands archives, showcasing bright 80s prints, but new for this season he added a British punk attitude.
For the hair, American Crew Fiber Grooming Foam was used to slick it down. Hair was them brush wrapped around the head to create a head hugging shape. American Crew Superglue was used to give shine and then hair was folded using a pintail comb and a hairdryer to set in place. Long straight wefts were pinned to the side of the head and the join was hidden with retro headband’s or hats. The vibe was Origami Geisha meets Après Ski.
Hair by John Vial for Revlon Professional
The fragile romance behind this collection starts with a 1923 first-edition copy of “The Story of Peter Pan”. Charles Jeffrey devised a collection as an illustrative reimagining of the 1920s and its androgynous Bright Young Things – drawing inspiration from for those he loved as well as Lost Boys, Warhol’s Factory stars and the ruffians of Lord Of The Flies.
For the hair, John Vial, Global Influencer for Revlon Professional, explains:
“The hair was really inspired by Charles’ Love affair with the 1920’s. We looked at lots of designs, in particular, the structures of cloche hats that really hug the head with neat folded designs. I absolutely love Origami hair and wanted to emanate the cloche hats manipulating the hair into interesting designs with folds and tucks. Also, added into the mix was re-imaginings of the “Eton crop” made famous by Josephine Baker, with slicked back shining hair, finished with a few curls.”HERE.
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