We celebrate the autumnal hair in the A/W14 issue of AnOther Magazine
Despite being considered a genetic rarity, for the past year red hair has been ubiquitous in fashion. The S/S15 shows had a distinctly auburn tinge, from Malou Høgenhaven’s carroty waves at Céline to Mina Cvetkovic’s sexed-up bedhead at Tom Ford and Natalie Westling’s red hair/red hat at Saint Laurent. The A/W14 issue of Another Magazine was also resonant with tangerine hues, in particular Harley Weir and Cathy Edward’s story starring the redheaded Low family. "Red is an extremely strong colour and it has all sorts of magical connotations," explains Weir. "It is definitely one of the best colours and to have it all tumbling down your neck... it's just beautiful. It is unique and wonderfully rare."
The story was shot in a remote church on the outskirts of Inverness, where the Low family live. The images offer a beautiful tapestry of the Scottish highlands, populated with fiery-haired characters dressed in Céline, Balmain and Pringle of Scotland. "The styling was a nod to the people and place," explains Edwards. "They were the most important and inspiring part of the project. It was set in the rugged part of Scotland and I wanted the clothes to pay homage to that, in plaids and checks. I also wanted the clothing to reflect the characters themselves. It was not supposed to be a big styling number, it was more a celebration of the characters and the place."
"Red is definitely one of the best colours and to have it all tumbling down your neck... it's just beautiful. It is unique and wonderfully rare" — Harley Weir
Fay Alice Parsons also modelled alongside the family. “The train took eight hours from London, but the view of the mountains and rivers was breathtaking," she remembers. "It was a very relaxed shoot. We went to the beach with the family and their two ponies. I have never been to such a small, quiet and peaceful place. It was so nice there. It's great being a red head, as it's more unique. Also I love green, and green loves gingers!”
The full story features in the latest issue of AnOther Magazine, out now.
Words by Mhairi Graham