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The Hairstyles That Made A Comeback At London Fashion Week

Modernising historical looks

Trends come and go, but they always manage to return in ways we never imagined. Last week, we witnessed big and bold accessories at the New York Fashion Week. And this time, with the London Fashion Week ending, we take a look at the iconic hairstyles that came back all revamped to fit our modern sensibilities. From styles reminiscent of 18th century looks to modernised retro 'dos, here are the London Fashion Week 2020 hairstyles that caught our eyes.


All poufed up




This season, Marie Antoinette's infamous hair is given a gothic punk upgrade. Hairstylist Mustafa Yanaz styled the tall, poufed up locks messily for London-based Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu's Fall/Winter 2020 show. What makes the look spectacular are the added dried rose petals — a darker touch to the designer's look clad with historical references.

Victorian twists




Next up, we move a century later to the 1900s, which Chinese designer Yuhan Wang presents in this season's show. She opened up the week with her ode to the Victorian mourning dress. To complete the model's delicate ensembles, some had their hair styled by Jon Reyman into twists, a rendition of the pleated loops famous during the Victorian era. Simply gathering the locks in the sides and doing way with the tight bun usually accompanying the style made it perfectly wearable for every day.


Vintage curls




We're in the 20s, so it's definitely apt to look back on the styles that reigned a century ago. Hairstylist Anthony Turner gave the hairdos of the past roaring decade a completely futuristic update to complement designer Erdem Moralioglu's modern take on the Bright Young Things' sophisticated fashion. The curly bobs popular during the era were simplified into sleek, pinned side bangs. They still retain the glamorous sculpted waves, but some were given metallic finishes for an edgier vibe.


Retro royale




During the presentations of London Fashion Week 2020, we were also brought back to the latter half of the 20th century, where big hairstyles reigned supreme. For one, Shrimps, a British fashion brand by Hannah Weiland, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, and Princess Diana with their collection. They featured not only the popping signature colours of the royals but also the hairstyles they famously wore. Princess Anne's high bouffant hair, as well as Diana's feathered bob, were one of the most eye-catching looks on the runway.


Curtain bangs




Speaking of retro, another decade given significant love was the 70s. Another one of the many London Fashion Week 2020 hairstyles that stunned in the runway was the curtain bangs. That's right — middle-parted bangs are back with a bang in Matty Bovan's presentation. Models had their long wavy tresses styled into the 'do made popular by French actress Brigitte Bardot. Styled with actual curtain headdresses and bright eye makeup, the look made for a perfect accompaniment to his boisterous collection.


(Cover photo from: @londonfashionweek)


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