This fashion show was held on Wednesday. Models like Kendall Jenner, Winnie Harlow and the Hadid sisters walked the ramp for Marc Jacobs. Each model was wearing a head wrap. These headwraps were designed by Stephen Jones, who was the creator of the dramatic toppers of Moschino and Dior. Guido Palau was the lead hairstylist, who gave a strong statement before the show saying that he just wanted to get rid of the hair.
Going back a year, we see hair as a prominent feature of spring 2017 show. Where the designers were appraised for putting multi-colored faux dreadlocks on light skin women. Palau revealed that Jacob’s inspiration was Lana Wachowski. Who is a transgender director of the films like The Matrix. Lana also was also present at the designer’s fall 2016 ad campaign. There are many speculations about this no hair showing runway hairstyle. People are calling it out as form of culturally fitting.
The designer aimed to make a come up through this collection. After his not-so-diverse Fall 2017 show. He selected a diverse group of models showcasing individuality and uniqueness of people. The head to toe look was inspired by New York street style and the hip-hop era of 90’s.
The hairstylist said with reference to the models that this was done to bring out their own personality. The appearances don’t define them. The hair were hidden but the models were given bold looks to cover up for that. They also praised the models for their enthusiasm. “They were supportive of everything ranging from large bucket hats to animal-print accessories”.
This collection felt like a redemption made by Jacob. And gave a feeling that he might have learned his lesson.
Everybody was excited to see the hairdos of Jacob’s collection this year. But to their surprise, there were no hair at all. There weren’t any hair tips from Palau this year. As there wasn’t any official hairstyle of the Spring Fashion Collection 2018. But he did call this look “street and couture themed”. He also went ahead and said that it was a complete look and gives instant diva feel. He said he wasn’t sure where the inspiration came from. But this collection surely had couture vibes. The shapes were bold. The colors were sharp and sparkly. Depicting a great clash of styles. Each model hair was wrapped underneath the hair cover. Making it as flat as it could be.
The Hairstylist admits that the look was inspired by the fashion celebs like Pat Cleveland and Grace Jones, who are often seen flaunting a bold headdress. Hence, the women of color were considered to be the simulators of this collection. But there were many people who were not that into it.
There were a lot of people who were mad at the reactions coming from the editors for appreciating the no music approach but judging the cultural appropriation theme. There were many people who appreciated Jacob for being so blatant. According to some, people are feeling so deeply about this head wrap situation because of its association with slavery. As they were imposed to on black women to wear by their white owners. This way was designed to distinguish powerless black people. There is also a deep connection of the head wraps rooted in South African history. Where women wear as a sign of being married, engaged or bereaved.
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