Several key A/W 12 collections initiated a distinct return to the dark side, a casting off of colour and light. This fashion rebellion was led by Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Versace and formed the inspiration for Jordan Hone to look towards gothic tradition for his collection.
This nod to Gothicism is not about the recent trend of ‘goth’ styling, it is steeped in something much older, more magical, that sits somewhere between history and myth.
The hair direction features styles rooted deeply in fantasy, conjuring up a sense of old world storytelling with a subtle horror/romance subtext. The styles are over-dramatised, featuring architectural shapes and geometric lines. Looks include carefully structured domed horns, extended and fanned hair reminiscent of black wings and a Mohawk which captures the contrast between shine and texture.
Black and white is the centerpiece, with carefully constructed lighting creating intriguing shadows and contrast, adding to the mystery and intrigue of the collection.
Hair by Jordan Hone
Photography by Mitchell McLennan
Styling by Lydia-Jane Saunders
Make-up by Belinda Kruse
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