The Key Hair Trends for A/W 19 from London Fashion Week Men’s
London Fashion Week Men’s AW19 has just wrapped and it’s time to round up the men’s hair trends coming your way next autumn and winter. From the new ‘Heartthrob Hair’ trend to the continuing theme of men’s creative colour, here’s what’s trending now.
Coined by American website The Cut, so-called ‘Heartthrob Hair’ hit the London Fashion Week runway hard. A little wavy and a tad damp-looking, it’s the kind of hair you want to run your fingers through (both sexes included). The finest examples of ‘Heartthrob Hair’ were seen at Band of Outsiders (image below) and e.Tautz. Both hair looks were created by the Toni & Guy international session team using label m. Led by international artistic director Dexter Johnson at Band of Outsiders models wore soft and effortless textured hair and at e.Tautz Charlie Cullen embraced a relaxed vibe that worked with the model’s natural texture and movement.
Blue, green, pink – various colours of the rainbow were seen at LFWM. But the unifying theme? Colours were muted and rugged, like the dirty pinks and greens that were seen at C2H4 (image below, credit: Emma Gibney). Created by Michael Harding using Pulp Riot colour (the full colour line will be available in the UK later this year) and R+CO products, the looks were a nod to 1970s punk. At Charles Jeffrey the colour was subdued but still defiant.
It was a case of ‘long hair, do care’ as the brands accessorised and pimped-up the model’s lengths. Tight French braids were seen at Christopher Raeburn (created by the Brendan O’Sullivan international creative team with colourful ribbons made from shredded waste offcuts) and at Iceberg (courtesy of John Vial for Revlon) long, straight hair extensions were accessorised with branded headbands.
Individuality was a term bandied about backstage by more than one designer. As ever the Charles Jeffrey show went above and beyond in terms of creative expression. The men’s look, created by John Vial for Revlon Professional, saw hair inspired by 1920s cloche hats and origami folds. The Eton crop made famous by Josephine Baker was also referenced with slicked back shining hair finished with a few curls.