This season the disconnection determines the shape as outline, length and texture are built out from a foundation of geometry. Opposing shapes and combinations of texture play off each other creating ingenious juxtapositions. Curtain fronts have super-flat backs and reverse layered Shake-inspired fronts morph into slender lengths. The original Shake and the concave technique were such a huge influence on the looks that immediately followed as they were so adaptable. Today the addition of reverse layering through the fringes creates a sultry face framing shape and internal reverse layered panels trail over disconnected strips that provoke and softly distort the texture of the shapes.
Fine iridescent strands of classic weave and slice sections as well as the classic two-tone tint are alternated through asymmetrical sectioning patterns in unusual off-kilter tones to give hair a metallic sheen. The shimmering effects of petrol on water, a stream rippling over mossy stones or a kingfisher’s flash of feathers provide inspiration for a ‘souped up’ version of hyperreal nature written on hair. Utilising the optical mixing theories of Bauhaus master Josef Albers, regular bases of driftwood, sable brown and soft cashmere blonde are combined with iridescent tones of petrol blue, moss green and violet, lavender, pink and gold.
The final collection of the first 65 years and the first of the next.