Neville Hair & Beauty Styles Three Couture Shows in Paris
The Neville Hair & Beauty fashion week team, headed by stylist Stephen Low and managed by Elena Lavagni, have been busy working in Paris on shows for Julien Fournie, Ralph and Russo and Songzio.
Here, we go backstage with the team…
The Neville team spent hours in the French capital sourcing each of the hairpieces for the show; one for each of the 20+ models. They were fitted and styled just four hours before the start of the show. The brief was an elaborate half polished, half wild look that needed to be carefully structured while the hair pieces were fitted.
Elena says: “‘The woman who dares to wear Julien Fournie’s Haute Couture is a world traveller who carries her past with her. As her life is full of drama her hair needs to be wild yet tamed.”
Ralph and Russo
It’s been exactly a year since British brand Ralph and Russo presented their collection to the Chambre De Syndicale de la Haute Couture; the first British brand in 100 years to do so. Once again, the Neville team were enlisted to provide the hair.
Stephen says: “The hair look was decidedly youthful and light. It was a soft, textured plaited bun in a centre parting. Hair was pulled into a ponytail before being plaited and distressed.”
Elena adds: “It was the perfect dream-like hair that involved hours of craft from my team and yet looked effortlessly bohemian – another couture gem created by my team under Stephen’s vision.”
This is the fourth team the Neville team have worked with Korean brand, Songzio. This season the brief for the hair team was romantic poet turned dashing Hollywod star.
Stephen says: “It was all about deconstructed styles, or hair that was carefully blow-dried but then slightly messed up with a touch of the hand.”