Our Fashion Family: Neville Hair & Beauty at the Palmer Harding LFW AW15 Show!
‘ITS ALMOST BECOME THAT WE DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING. WE CAN JUST COME UP WITH THE BOARDS AND SEND IT TO THEM AND THEY WILL SAY – THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU. IT SOMEHOW HAS A FAMILY FEEL TO IT’.
This is what Matthew Harding, one half of the designer-duo Palmer Harding, said about our latest collaboration with them at London Fashion Week A/W 2015 in February. And all of this still resonates with me, together with the truly original hair-look that my Neville team created for this show.
This Palmer Harding show took place at one of my favourite spaces in London, the ICA. It also marks our fifth collaboration with Palmer Harding whose talent and craft resonates deeply in all of us lucky enough to witness it. What I like the most is that the woman that Palmer Harding has in mind when creating their clothes is always very feminine but with a secret, ‘what lies beneath?’ quality which is her strength and her underpinning.
That also translates into the hair styling that Carmen Borgonovo, the Palmer Harding mentor and stylist, described as ‘the crown of thorns that looks both romantic and strong at the same time’.
As braids have been done so much in the past few fashion seasons, my Neville team and I wanted to go with something a little bit different and give it more of a raw feel. So we used knots instead, which gave the hair a more un-done look – even though it required a huge amount of skill and much step-by-step work to pull together. In order to achieve this unique look, we also used L’Oreal beach-wave spray to give a rougher feel to hair, a slightly dewy look and as natural a feel as possible. My team has always used the L’Oreal Professional products in the most original way possible and this Palmer Harding show was no exception.
With 22 models and in this most iconic LOndon venue, this London Fashion Week show attracted some of the most stylish members of the press (Caroline Issa of Tank magazine) and fashion celebrities (Yasmin and Amber le Bon) who once again enjoyed the best in fashion and the hair-styling that London has to offer. I hope you liked it too…
Until next time,
All Images by Maxime Lenik