For menswear S/S13 hair came in a variety of styles – from the bright orange dyed hair at Comme des Garçons scraped back with black leather goth headbands and teamed with uni-brows to the regulation sleek side-parting on Dior Homme’s naval troops.
Raf Simons stretched his Kurt Cobain influence from garments – sealing the the back of a pleated floral sundress to the front of a sober tailored coat – through to models’ hair which hung in loose waves over one side of the face in a messy, grunge-like fashion.
Coifferred updos were prominent at Miharayasuhiro and Kris Van Assche: with the former giving models 1950s greasy forelocks and the latter a spikey tousled quiff that elevated several inches off the forefront of model’s heads. In stark contrast, hair at Lanvin was brushed forwards but flattened on models’ foreheads into a blunt fringe with shaved sides, adding to the hard modernity of the collection.
Going under water with his sea sport-inspired collection for Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones gave his models an aptly slicked-back wet-look hairstyle that also appeared elegantly sharp and played on the Parisian House’s many guises of the modern gentleman.
Text by Lucia Davies