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Collection: Fall/Winter 2014
When stylist Tom Bozier of Sydney, Australia's Toni & Guy salon set out to create the Haute Renaissance collection, he reflected on the decadence of the past. Lured by the luxury and baroque style of the Renaissance period, Bozier was further inspired by the elaborate collections created by iconic fashion houses Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Balmain.
The hair was subtly influenced by the luxe textures that embellished the clothing, as well as the exaggerated accessories and artistic use of rich metallics. The point of difference for Bozier was to reinvent this classic styling and challenge the expectations of this period. Working on the iconic Semele Walk, which debuted at Sydney Festival 2013, provided fresh inspiration. The show reinterpreted the rules of the art forms of the times-from opera to couture to beauty, and to the extreme.
The Haute Renaissance collection, although much more refined, tailored and precise than Semele Walk, plays up the concept of fusion and the reinterpretation of the traditions of Renaissance in a modern form. The images are in classic black and white, with an emphasis on capturing luxurious shine and precise styling.
Collection: Fall/Winter 2014 Australian stylist, Jules Tognini was named "Male Hairdresser of the Year" at the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Schwarzkopf Hair Expo Awards. His winning collection, "Chicks Dig Beards and Scars," was inspired by "real dudes," -ones that do "dude things" such as swearing and drinking from the milk container.
When creating the collection, Tognini set out to capture the rugged reality of the natural man. He aimed to maintain that raw, untamed hair quality that makes men truly masculine.
Collection: Fall/Winter 2014 Ian Davies of Ocean Hairdressing for JOICO, who hails from Cardiff in Wales, recently nabbed the "finalist" title at the British Hairdressing Awards. "I've always been fascinated by street style and the ability to mix haute couture with a gritty, urban edge," reveals Ian Davies, Ocean Hairdressing. "This collection is all about high-fashion hair for today's real woman; strong silhouettes, exaggerated texture and an effortless appeal which comes together in these beautiful, timeless looks that take inspiration from across the decades."