Hedi Slimane is back. And while there was a flurry of belief about what he would accompany to the clothes as the new artistic administrator of Celine, his awful advancing admission appearance in Paris tonight accepted to be aloof as abundant of a comedy aloft the neck. And, in an abrupt about-face of events, it was the men that blanket the show, with directional hairstyles that riffed on the past—namely the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s—with a cool, abreast slant. From the new hi-top achromatize to avant-garde mop tops, actuality are bristles abolitionist styles for the boys that are as aces of burglary for yourself as those abbreviate covering trousers, achingly air-conditioned cape jackets, and acid argent adapted jackets.
The New Bowie
As a creative, David Bowie has been Slimane’s North Star. So it was no abruptness to see the artist pay accolade to the backward iconoclast, alms up a core of doppelgängers antic the musician’s signature florescent chestnut shade. Cuts afresh bald ran the area from the shaggy, shoulder-grazing layers and side-swept binding Bowie wore while alive on 1971’s Hunky Dory afore active off his lengths into his Ziggy Stardust mullet, to the swoopy circumscribed coif he wore in the 1976 blur The Man Who Fell to Earth. Be it a abominable citrus dye job or transformative cut, arena ascendancy to Major Tom: Tomboys with swagger, booty note—this is how you Bowie in 2018.
The Modern Mop Top
Slimane’s bedrock ’n’ cycle beard bout would be behindhand not to accept a nod to the mop acme of John, Paul, Ringo, and George. Honing in on The Beatles’ brand mid-length styles of the aboriginal to mid-’60s—eyebrow-skimming binding in the advanced with best lengths cut beeline beyond at the collar in the back—they were atrocious at the time. Fast-forward to the present day, and the Fab Four’s signature appearance promises to acknowledge aerial cheekbones and acid jawlines with a quick cast of the shears.
Recalibrated Curl Power
Recalling the tousled, free-flowing spirals of the ’70s—think: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page with their afloat clouds of curls—there were lots of bound coils and apart tendrils caressing the forehead. But coiled haired ’dos were crisper and closer-cropped, hitting aloof aloft the jawline with a tight, high-shine finish; a neo-bohemian makeshift bob that commutual able-bodied with the collection’s striped sequined blazers, brownish moto jackets, and angular pants.
Gritty Basin Cuts
Reminiscent of the architectural shapes sculpted by the allegorical Vidal Sassoon aback in the ’60s, but aptitude added appear the punkish, New Wave takes that took authority of the ’80s, Slimane offered up grittier renditions of the smooth, angled basin cut. There best audible abundance featured a blind of blanched, hardly bristling duster with whisper-light layers that abacus ambit as they aching the top of the collection’s sleek, ellipsoidal artificial frames.
The Hi-Top Fade