Entitled Home Sweet Home, Walter Van Beirendonck’s S/S14 collection was an eclectic avant-garde display of illustrative textiles, carpet prints and floral tapestry, topped off with a glittering gold hair wave...
Entitled Home Sweet Home, Walter Van Beirendonck’s S/S14 collection was an eclectic avant-garde display of illustrative textiles, carpet prints and floral tapestry, paying homage to the designer’s house outside Antwerp. Couch-cover dinner jackets were worn beside three-dimensional flowers and angular colour-block suiting, as well as pieces made in collaboration with New York artist Scooter LaForge. Each look was topped off with a glittering gold hair wave; a slick lamé shingle which emphasised the kooky prints and eccentricities of the collection, as though the audience had temporarily slipped into a Beirendonck Oz. The high-shine hairstyle was accompanied by neck scarves, snakeskin gloves and wicker bonnets. Here, AnOther speak to hair stylist Ed Moelands on creating the sparkling look.
What inspired the hair at the show?
The inspiration for the hair was above all Beirendonck’s genius collection which is utterly avant-garde, showing fantastic, strong tailoring and graphic designs mixed with surrealistic elements inspired by his own home. As well as the super dandy shoes featuring a stylised phallus.
"The inspiration for the hair was above all Beirendonck’s genius collection which is utterly avant-garde"
How come you chose the colour gold?
We chose the colour gold because the show was held in le Palais Garnier, also known as Opera Garnier in Paris. A glorious building designed in 1861 which is richly decorated with gold. Plus there were some gold details in the collection.
How long did each hairstyle take?
Every hairstyle took about 30 minutes to style: gel, sculpt, dry, spraygel, finish and dry again.
How did you create the gold effect?
It was purely sandfine gold glitter blown on the male models.
What was the biggest obstacle faced in styling the hair?
The biggest obstacle we faced in the styling was to make sure that the glitter was ONLY on the model’s hair. However with simple techniques this was quite easy to achieve.
Text by Mhairi Graham