Dynamic shapes are created by new experiments in our unique approach. In some cases, the forms rely on an intricate concentric sectioning technique that pivots out from the crown to the perimeter edge. Others are based on zigzag sectioning or the modern classic reverse layering for their finished shape. In either case, the shape of the first section builds the Bauhaus inspired geometry of the square, circle and triangle into a pragmatic method of layering. Styling is minimal, with the hair either groomed and tailored to the head, gently ruffled on the layered shapes or expanded out from short to long into graphic washbowl silhouettes.
Rejecting nature in favour of artifice, hair is a blank canvas for a range of pure pigmentations inspired by the work of Bauhaus master Josef Albers, whose lifelong passion for the science of colour culminated in a series of canvases called Homage to the Square’ in which he explored how tones interact. This season’s ‘optical mixing’ technique transposes Albers’ ideas onto hair; geometric repetitive sections create a framework on which shades are juxtaposed to create unusual three tone illusions within cool flat bases. A colour palette of blood red and orange, together with scarab blue, black and violet completed the look.
The final collection of the first 65 years and the first of the next.