Backstage at Peter Dundas D5 Collection 2019 with ghd
The latest Peter Dundas D5 Collection is inspired by “day meets night,” couture from the street, reminiscent of a look that is both aspirational and accessible.
The designer’s muses come from two fashion icons of the past, Jerry Hall at Le Sept and Debbie Harry at CBGBs, the collection is very much the “look of today” with hair created by ghd fashion week ambassador, Eugene Souleiman.
Eugene set about finding a spirit that centred on the models – finding their inner individuality, celebrating their diversity and accentuating the hair they already have. In the same way that Dundas designs, complimenting the female form, so Eugene styles, celebrating the hair that already is.
On his inspiration, Eugene says: “My inspiration for this look has come from early 90s pictures, shot by the now departed Herb Ritts and one of his muses, Cyndi Crawford, who for me, is an iconic beauty.
The hair looks are about diversifying and not being afraid of diversity, not trying to fight what you have. I think it’s really about looking at hair in more of an organic way, less mechanical.
“It’s hair that’s enjoyable to do because you can run your hands through it, move it, just play with it and enjoy it as a fabric. This is hair. It’s not precious, making Peter’s collection the centrepiece as that is very precious.”
“Every girl’s look is different, but there are some similarities in technique. EIMI Sugar Lift was applied at the roots and then blow-dried with the ghd Air hairdryer, to create volume and direction; lifting the hair from the face and aiding it in falling gently over one side.”
For the diverse range of looks Eugene worked with ghd styling tools: “The ghd styling tools are used for different reasons depending on the texture of the hair. For the girls with tight curls, I used the ghd curve soft curl tong to curl the roots, giving more volume but retaining that natural texture. On the other hand, we used the ghd gold straightener to create movement on some of the models; soft, broken waves, lifted at the root.”