From March 23 to 27, Torontonians headed over the tents at David Pecaut Square to check out the top trends for fall/winter 2015. When it came to hair and nails, Jorge Joao, lead hairstylist for Redken Canada and Rita Remark, lead nail artist for Essie Canada, lead their teams as they conceptualized the designers’ overall visions. Here are the top trends we spotted backstage.
The week kicked off with plenty of structure on the hair front, with strong, defined parts seen at both Mikhael Kale and Pink Tartan. Joao explained that for Mikhael Kale, they were going for a “very clean, very symmetrical [look], working with a low ponytail and a very aggressive part. For Pink [Tartan], it was all about the part.” When it came to nails, even Remark worked in some structure and clean lines, showcasing an off-centre quarter-moon mani at Melissa Nepton and a v-shaped oxblood cutout at Mackage.
Pops of Colour
Hayley Elsaesser was the winner with colour during fashion week, encompassed it in every aspect, including the hair. Colourful pieces like orange and teal were woven into pigtail-plait-buns (a departure from last season’s sparkly, sleek look) that differed on each model, while Remark imagined two colourful animal print-camo designs, mixed and matched on models alongside hair, incorporating a pink-purple duo and orange-teal duo.
Natural looks and plaited tresses dominated the last half of the week with braided updos seen at Farley Chatto and plaited details at The Wild North and very unstructured styles (not to mention man buns!) seen at Triarchy. For Sid Neigum, Joao “wanted this natural texture as if you were running your fingers through [the hair].” Remark created faux texture in the soft marble design for Mikhael Kale and incorporated a matte finish and minimalist design at Pink Tartan.
Images courtesy of Redken Canada, Essie Canada and Maybelline New York Canada