DAY THREE - How lovely it was to have a slight sleep in before a 9am start! Despite this I did wake up at 6am anyway. My body was finally starting to cooperate and I had a butt load of energy. First up i got to see the final product of my hair trial with Richard Kavanagh for Kate Sylvester I definitely felt super special to have some one on one hair time with such an amazing and renowned hair stylist. The look for Kate Sylvester was a take of Romeo and Juliet, with half the models having the grace and poise of Juliet and the other half showing the strong androgynous style of Romeo. I've always been a fan of the fine line between feminine and masculine and Kate Sylvester's show remains a stand out.
Next up for the morning was the much anticipated Bondi Bather which swayed from predictable runway show and introduced us to the fun bubbly side of fashion we'd been craving all week. Kawaii inspired hair straight from the streets of Harajuku Japan accompanied by the collaboration with Hello Kitty showed Bondi Bather now has some serious street cred. This was my first time seeing first hand how incredible Colour Rebel by Redken truly was. Later in the week you'll be able to see the stunning rose gold use in my very own hair.
Hair directors from Redken Australia: Phillip Barwick and Kristina Russelland.
The first group show of the week featured the likes of WORN, Jack Huang and Onticha, some incredibly up and coming designers. Hair was a simple yet highly technical and effective exaggerated bun. Being a group show full of edgy and emerging designers, the hair needed to compliment rather than complicate the final runway look and hair director Jon Pulitano (Redken) does this with ease.
The Theatre at Carriageworks is my ultimate favourite spot to shoot the runway. Luckily enough and with many thanks to Redken I was mostly front row for majority of the Redken shows. And thankfully I was able to get some great snaps of Beauty Berry/ Wang Yutao 60's inspired runway. I was expecting to see a lot more 60's and 70's inspired looks on the runway going off of shows from New York Fashion Week but Wang Yutao was really the only designer to tackle the hippy vibes with sophistication and poise. The hair, created by the ever talented and overall amazing man Phillip Barwick (Redken), was a classic 60's side swept fringe but the tousled locks kept it relevant and current.
Finally after a jam packed day we had the very last show and second group show for day three, Group Swim. Surprisingly there were a lot more guys in the audience than we had seen all week. The hair styled by hair directed Paloma Rose Garcia (Redken) was everything you picture your hair should look like straight out of a pool or the ocean. You imagine these stunning beachy curls and sleek wet roots sitting perfectly as you strut out of the ocean. Though unfortunately the reality for most of us is the less than desirable sand filled, sticky dreads which take a good three washes and conditioning to get out (no? just me?). As usual the models rocked a very glamorous runway and one of the most exciting aspect was seeing different body types and ethnicities being celebrated.