‘Tis the season. . . .of pre-fall, which is hard to believe since it barely feels like autumn. With the pre-fall collections comes new hair looks, which I always tend to favor because just like the clothes, the pre-fall hair tends to have more longevity and wearability. The Burberry collection looks were just released and I’m loving the great hair styles. There were plenty of center parts, messy and tousled waves, nonchalant flyaway, half tucks, and even the famous street style hair tuck throughout the photos. The casual and cool attitude of the tendrils certainly pushed the ’70s slant of the clothes forward. I’m excited to see more of this attitude in the hair for the upcoming season. To see some my favorite looks from the Burberry collection, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →
Burberry is not daft. When you’re an iconic British brand, what better way to sell some stuff than to get two of your nation’s most iconic models to cosy up, flirt and pout, and get a little bit wet. It’s amazing how similar they look. With both of them wearing layered, 1960s-inspired center-parts and trench coats they exude the Bond Street vibe of 1966. Watch the video ad below.
“Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man,” sang ZZ Top in 1983. The song emulated the zeitgeist of the times, inspiring men to pull together a classic wardrobe to impress the ladies. Fast-forward thirty years, not much has changed.
With shows like Mad Men and BoardWalk Empire influencing the social scene, modern men also have an interest in getting dressed. Forgoing the casual Friday aesthetic, hip men are leaving the polo shirts and khakis in the closet. Designer Christopher Bailey called his recent Burberry fall collection “I ♥ Classics.” The focal pieces were traditional Burberry trenches updated with graphic prints. The models, sporting hair by stylist Matt Mulhall, wore classic soft side-parts. Mulhall recommends this look for “letting people know you’re aware of sartorial traditions, but not subservient to them.” Even with its classic roots the hair is modern and easily maintained. Similar grooming was seen at the Jil Sander show. Sander’s classic, streamlined silhouettes were paired with square cut hair, and brushed forward to accentuate the jaw line. Hair stylist Guido Palau was inspired by the late 70s and called this look “very GQ.” For more tips on achieving the classic soft side part, click through style notes.