Fashion Week – February 2012
Ashley Lambe – Style Director, Nicky Clarke Leeds
Each season I take a few days out from my busy salon schedule at Nicky Clarke and am fortunate enough to assist one of the most exciting and innovative session stylists of the present day, Kenna.
This is my fifth season working at London Fashion Week, and although the 5am get ups and 6.30am call times are often challenging, the backstage buzz and excitement and being a component in such a strong hair team never fails to overshadow them. A double espresso also works wonders.
Here’s a snip of some of the shows I’ve assisted Kenna and his very talented hair team with during the last few days.
Fyodor Golan – 12.00 Friday 17th February
A very exciting show, very talented designers (winners of last years fashion fringe), great hair. The hair was very cool with a number of different techniques used, corn rolls, plaits, and low pony tails. Amazing clothes, incredible make up, striking hair.
Jean-Pierre Braganza – 14.00 Friday 17th February
Another show, another very talented designer, more cool hair. A French twist, made tight at the nape and kept tight all the way up, textured on top and a jagged fringe added to each model. Another unbelievably cool look all around.
Basso and Brooke – 18.00 Friday 17th February
Another show, a beautiful venue (Goldsmiths Hall), two talented designers, beautiful hair. It was all about quality of hair, kept clean, using the models natural partings, the hair was brought into a ponytail and quite literally knotted. Beautiful.
David Koma – 10.00 Tuesday 21st February
This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure being on Kenna’s hair team for the David Koma show. What a talent he is and what a buzz backstage. With over twenty-four to twenty-five models to do the heat is on, but everyone kept their composure and all the models looked amazing. All sporting pretty deep slide partings, with one side coming completely back and the other side slightly forward, pulled into a ponytail and fashioned with a lovely accessory. An ultra cool and beautiful look.
So another season gone and what a great one it’s been. A pleasure again be apart of such a talented hair team, I hope to see you again come September.