And just like that, NYFW Fall 2017 is a wrap! It’s safe to say that the mantra for the season was: natural. Show after show, key stylists like Antoinette Beenders and Frank Rizzeri, kept bringing up the idea that designers’ wanted to enhance their models’ natural hair and showcase their individuality. That being said, there was still enough hair excitement to get our hearts pumping–like some major braids, twists, and even a few hair accessories–that we plan on rocking, stat. Here are the biggest hair trends that we spotted during New York Fashion Week.
DEEP SIDE PARTS
The center part has reigned supreme for quite some time. But now, it’s being dethroned by the daring, deep side part that graced the runways at Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, and The Row. This look is easy, effortless, and gives your locks a sophisticated spin.
Make a note: Low ponytails are going to be the go-to hairstyle come fall. And because this look is so off-duty and effortless, we might just start sporting this asap. In fact, it was almost hard to find a runway that didn’t have a low pony on the catwalk. Whether it was braided, accessorized, loose or slicked back, low ponytails seemed to be the choice of designers and key stylists alike across the board. Deemed “casting hair” by Aveda’s lead stylist Antoinette Beenders at Tome, this style is great for women on-the-go and offers a more natural look than the super high ponytails we’re currently seeing on the red carpet.
There’s no better time than right now to embrace individuality, and that spirit echoed throughout New York Fashion Week like a call-to-arms. Backstage, the message was simple: let the models’ hair texture and shine dictate the look. Curly-haired gals let their curls go free, while straight-haired models rocked strands that looked like they had been air dried. There was a heavier emphasis on casting a wide diversity of models that embodied the spirit of the collection, and less about making the models’ (and their manes) fit into a certain mold.
When Guido Palau gives six plus major models ’90s-inspired boy cuts for the Alexander Wang show, you know a trend is brewing! While we’re not sold that everyday woman will be asking for Palau’s take on the mushroom or the bowl cut anytime soon, we’re definitely seeing a trend towards shorter cuts for fall. Think a modern take on a bob or pixie, with effortless “S” waves and lived-in texture.
While most designers decided to steer clear from jewelry and accessories all together, the few that did packed a major punch. Most notably, the big, black bows that adorned each models’ low pony at Tory Burch; the statement-making, fuzzy headbands at Altuzarra; and the flowery, embellished floral head pieces at Rodarte.
In contrast to the super minimal styles seen on most of the runways, several designers and key stylists took a more bohemian approach to Fall 2017. We spotted undone “glamping” braids at Creatures of Comfort, romantic crown braids at Alice + Olivia, knitted side braids at Jenny Packham, and webby braids at Leanne Marshall. The more boho, the better!
Alice + Olivia
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