9 posts tagged "Braids"
The braided mohawk Kate Bosworth wore to the premiere of Big Sur in New York City last night was a flashback to Fendi Fall 2013, where hair pro Sam McKnight adorned a similar punk-inspired plait with tufts of fox fur. If you have yet to figure out your Halloween costume, take a cue from the red carpet and the runway, add some colorful fluff from crown to forehead, and go as one very glamorous cockatoo.
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The Model: Veruschka
The Moment: Plaits-a-Plenty
The Motivation: With fashion week officially beginning today, we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit a hairstyle staple that—in recent seasons—has dominated the runway: the braid. From Luigi Murenu’s plaited crowns at Viktor & Rolf for Fall 2013 to Guido Palau’s intricate, interwoven headbands for Valentino’s Couture collection the same season, the style is as versatile as it is popular. Case in point: the above shot of Veruschka from a 1967 issue of Vogue. While the legendary super’s face-framing ring of braids is more editorial than runway ready, we can’t help but wonder what new twists we’ll see on this catwalk classic for Spring 2014.
At Style.com, a braid rarely goes unnoticed—from the thin kind displayed at Valentino Couture to Rodarte’s rosettes (a favorite of hairstylist David Babaii), we have a passion for plaits. One of my favorite looks from this past season was the slightly disheveled halo braid created by Antonio Corral Calero at Alice + Olivia (a similar version was worn by Maia Mitchell at last night’s Teen Choice Awards). The best part: This soft, romantic style is wearable by those of us to which the labels “teen” or “model” don’t apply. At Stacey Bendet’s Fall show, this band of braids was made more mature with the addition of a moody merlot-colored lip and gilded eyes. It’s a look I imagine a modern-day (and grown-up) Heidi would work in the Alps—clad in one of Bendet’s motorcycle jackets, of course.
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Guido Palau’s ethereal coronet braids, seen on Valentino’s Spring ’12 and Fall runways, had us raving. Since those shows, creative plaits—from the face-framing halo to the artfully disheveled mermaid—have become an increasingly popular red-carpet option with starlets like Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and, most recently, Diane Kruger. After working a forties-inspired ‘do last week, the actress took a page out of Princess Leia’s playbook to turn on the Christmas lights along the Champs-Élysées. Wearing two loopy braided buns reminiscent of the Star Wars heroine and a Lanvin gilt brocade dress, Kruger looked holiday ready.