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July 11 2014

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Orlando Pita: “I Have A Feeling The Headband Is Going To Have A Big Moment This Season”

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There is a standard line of questioning that persists backstage at shows that can get fairly monotonous—for both editors and artists. Queries of “what’s the inspiration?” or “will this be a big trend next season?” ring out from all angles as camera crews and models scurry through narrow, makeshift alley ways in between hair and makeup stations. It’s enough to make you a little weary of the whole scene, and as a result, certain artists refuse to conform to a similarly standard line of responses. Orlando Pita is one of those artists. “You know I’m not usually one to talk about trends,” the coiffing star reiterated yesterday at Doo.Ri, but in a rare move, he did just that. “I have a feeling the headband is going to have a big moment this season,” Pita predicted. Why? “I don’t know. I haven’t seen them for a while,” he continued, explaining that he thought the hair accessory was due for a comeback. But not the kind of comeback it had at the Golden Globes. “I wasn’t feeling them,” Pita deadpanned of the jewel-encrusted hairpieces Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams wore on the red carpet at the awards gala. Instead, Pita is heralding the return of sophisticated and subdued headbands, like the elasticized leather pieces Doo-Ri Chung designed in a range of colors, including black, burgundy, and hunter green, for her Fall collection. Secured around the tight ballerina buns Pita sculpted for the occasion, they served to streamline the silhouette rather than interfere with it. “I don’t like when [hair] accessories are superfluous,” Pita said. Make a note of it.

Photo: Karl Prouse/Catwalking

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