Essential Looks has a proven track record in translating catwalk couture into a commercial reality and is now celebrating eleven years of success. The “111 Edition: Part 1 Collection” takes its inspiration from the world of haute couture and is inspired from the fashion weeks of London, Paris, Milan and New York. The hair care giant features four distinctive hair styles this season. The last decade has established Essential Looks as a common international hair language of fashion motivated style, designed to gift hair professionals with the essence of seasonal inspiration.
Najeeb Ur Rehman, National Technical Head, Schwarzkopf Professional, is an absolute pro in the hair realm and specializes in creative and corrective hair coloring, cutting & texturizing. With over a decade in the world of hair fashion and grooming and numerous awards to his name, Najeeb believes in creating hairstyles which are attractive and showcase ones attitude and individual personality with great flair. He was the official Chief Color & Styling Consultant at the Miss India pageant 2009.He observed that “At Schwarzkopf Professional we are celebrating 111 years of innovation and hair brilliance. This year again we have imbibed the extravagance and chic of the fashion industry to deliver desirable, wearable, & gorgeous hairstyles “.
Added Najeeb Ur Rehman “Each of the four fashion moods identified have been expressed in three ways. Essential Trend is an undiluted, fashion forward look. Essential Style is a commercial interpretation and Essential Dressing provides editorial perspective. This season hair plays such a strong part of the overall fashion directions, that it is an essential part of everyone’s styling mantra. There is a high- energy vibe running through both fashion and hair, with quirky and sensual looks that translate across both haute couture and more wearable styles”.
Speaking about the Essential Looks Show Murali Sundar, Country Manager - Schwarzkopf Professional, India said,” I’m excited about the 111 Edition: Part 1 Collection because it’s populated by wearable and beautiful shapes and tones that have great commercial application. Essential Looks boasts of a whole decade of stylish cuts and colours that have accurately captured the fashion moods and it has never strayed from its primary purpose of giving the clients usable and accessible interpretations from the catwalk and this time is no different. All this makes Schwarzkopf Professional a trendsetter in the Indian grooming scene.”
Essential Looks 111 Edition: Part 1 Collection is presented in four fashion moods: Glamazon, Sunday Best, 80’s Dance, Rounded form.
Glamazon – Exotic and confident, cool gets hot with this smouldering trend direction. Blending the sophisticated sexiness of the 70s with a safari vibe, these looks are about high-octane glamour and statuesque beauty, both on men and women. The look is driven by the season’s trends for safari tones and styles, tribal adornments. In keeping with the 70s influence, hairstyles have length and movement to maximise the impact of swaying to a sultry disco beat. Overall, hair is glossy but touchable, ignited by the lure of sun-warmed tones. Our Glamazons know how to set a room on fire.
Sunday Best – Well bred yet experimental, ladylike dressing is given a rebellious edge this season with unconventional pairings such as off-kilter frills, clashing prints and colours, and roughened prom dresses. Here, a dressing-up approach also applies to the hair, with oversized bows, netting and ribbon making up-dos look prettily offbeat. Elsewhere, unexpected colours are placed amidst quirky cuts, while the debutante vibe makes itself known with pampered condition and shine. Anything and everything goes with this quirky look which is part aristocrat and part rebel. Naughty and nice.
80s Dance – Dancemania is coming to town this season, with hair and fashion guaranteed to work up a sweat. Lycra, sporty layering and lots of neon herald an 80s revival, while luxe workout-inspired clothing such as crystal-studded joggers, grown-up leotards and sweat shirting teamed with sheer dresses present a contemporary take on exercise that’s feminine and beautiful. Hair has natural movement, with tousled styles and kinetic cuts that team asymmetry with pops of vibrant colour. Athletic yet feminine, this look is all about youthful exuberance.
Rounded Form – A softening of previous geometric trends, this season’s minimalist silhouette has become more natural and feminine. Inspired by futuristic and architectural styling, a more rounded shape emerges with experimental placements of drape and volume, and body-morphing garments. In hair, this translates into styles that hug the head and neck, curving playfully into napes and nooks. Rounded edges and bold tones are finished with lustre and gloss for a futuristic feel. Modern minimalism meets the new natural.
All these looks were given to Indian models who walked the ramp as part of the grand finale to a glamorous evening. On the whole the event was a grand success and the stylists and fashionistas in the audience were richer from the experience
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