Inspiration

Luke Pluckrose Shares His Top Six Favourite Creations

by hjiadmin / last updated July 24, 2020

Luke Pluckrose, the award-winning creative director at Saks is known for his straight-talking style and big hair. Kim Kardashian West found him on Instagram earlier this year and recently we spoke to him to here are his six all-time favourite creations

Luke Pluckrose- The eyes have it

The eyes have it

“This was a great pre-lockdown shoot for the Vogue Arabia, May 2020 issue. I jumped at the chance of doing this one because of the team involved. Working with photographer Desiree Mattsson (who’s images are always uber-cool) was a blast, along with my long-time collaborator – make-up artist Nikki Wolff.”

Curls for the 'gram

Curls for the ‘gram

“I’m lucky as I get to work with amazing models. On my first shoot, which was 10 years ago I worked with Millie Rose Loggie and it was her first shoot too. We’ve now worked together loads over the years. Millie’s got beautiful naturally straight hair but the client wanted curly hair, which is my favourite look to create from scratch. This is an empowering disco-infused look and curls always get the most attention on Instagram!”

Luke Pluckrose-Being creative

Being creative

“I love doing test shoots with lots of different people who are always pushing to achieve really different looks. These sessions are important as they allow me to immerse myself and push myself creatively. No client requests and no boundaries. I also love working with fake hair and I always ask myself if it looks beautiful. It’s so interesting to achieve beauty in different ways.”

Luke Pluckrose-Playing with shapes

Playing with shapes

“I’ve learned through the years that shape is really what nails a good image from a hair perspective. This image epitomises just that for me. Working with photographer Jayden Fa and make-up artist James Molloy the brief was to embody ‘couture’. I took a classic vertical roll and adapted it to create a sci-fi silhouette.”

Luke Pluckrose-Go big or go home

Go big or go home

“I’ve always loved super-glam hair and when I got the brief for this shoot the client said, ‘bigger the better, please’. I had no problem there and was in my element achieving volume – which hairdresser isn’t!”

Kim Kardashian

The Kim shot

“An important milestone in my career and testament to the power of social media. I’d say to stylists that posting your work out on social media really can get you noticed. When Kim Kardashian-West flew into town in February this year, she got in touch having seen my grid and even chose to channel one of my images. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Luke Pluckrose

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