‘Go Big or Go Home’ Hair on the Julien X Gabriela Capsule Collection Catwalk
Internationally renowned fashion designer Julien Macdonald OBE debuted Julien x Gabriela on September 16 at London Fashion Week, at Southwark Cathedral, where celeb hairdresser Ken Paves led the hair team sponsored by HairFlair.
Curls reigned on the catwalk where models including Izabel Goulart wore hairpieces (pre-set while damp on Curlformers, then dried in a Softhood) added in to give a glamazonian finish of full, tumbling waves.
Curlformers and Waveformers by HairFlair come in different sizes and lengths for varying curl and wave finishes – because they’re pulled onto damp hair and left to dry naturally or in a Softhood with a hairdryer on a low setting, no direct heat is applied to the hair meaning no damage. The process of setting from damp to dry gives longevity to the finish.
The hair team included Karine Jackson & Sophia Osbourne (Karine Jackson Hair & Beauty); James Catalano; Carolyn Walker (HairFlair educator); Edoardo Colasanti (Jamie Stevens Hair); Fidel Ranson (Gina Conway Salons & Spas); and Ashleigh Hodges.
“I fell in love with Julien’s red carpet designs a long time ago and am so happy to call Julien a beloved friend and partner in this venture. My life has taken me to so many different places, I’ve always turned to Julien to outfit me for those special occasions. I’m very excited for this collection and can’t wait for the debut.” said Gabriela.
The forty-look capsule collection that is not only a collaboration between Macdonald and his friend Gabriela Gonzalez but a heady, decadent, journey into the world of contemporary luxury, elegance and high-octane glamour that is ingrained in the Julien Macdonald house DNA.
“I’m thrilled to be collaborating with my dear friend Gabriela, who embodies my aesthetic, of a strong, beautiful, and confident woman. She is a global traveler living the jet-set lifestyle while also a gifted mother,” said Julien.