This collection celebrates individual style in motion, when style transcends trend and forms a symbiotic relationship with the individual. Above all, it’s about authenticity.
When appearance includes distinctively counter culture elements, the first response is to label and attempt to define. With the current political climate causing even the most apathetic members of society to stand up and take notice, punk inspired street style will always be looked to as a symbol of something bigger. The SS19 collections by John Laurence Sullivan and Enfants Riches Dèprimès are just an example of the continuing influence this powerful movement holds on fashion today, yet what if the style continues long after the catwalk ends?
Here, a celebration and homage to this cultural mainstay, while casting a modern editorial influence across it. There is a self-assured subtlety in the styling. These looks tell the story with confidence. Precise tailoring is juxtaposed against the creases and folds of relaxed wear. Textiles are layered for unexpected depth and light. Patterns challenge the confines of black and white.
The hair is ultimately organically formed with an emphasis on textured finishes. With the base of angular shapes and lines provided through the fashion styling, the hair was able to rebel against sharp clipper cuts and sleek styling, instead embracing finer details and softer finishes. Ends are razored and encouraged to appear ultra-natural, allowing the hair a more unexpected sense of movement.
Hair and Fashion: Christopher Byrne
Photography: Jarred Stedman
Makeup: Chereine Waddell
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