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Loops and Beehives and Weaves… Oh my! New York Fashion Week Hair.

  • by Corrie Shenigo
  • posted at 7:03 am
  • February 21, 2011

New York Fashion Week nails, in their bright, multi-toned shades and designs, had critics and trend-watchers all a flutter, but let’s delve into another equally outrageous and oft-mentioned accessory – hair.

Our trend-watch begins with an unusual hair-cessory that was seen on a multitude of runways, wrapping fabric in with intricate braids and twists to create a multi-textural and variously hued look.

Rachel Roy's Fabric Woven Braids - Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week

Designer Rachel Roy used this look to create a fashionable, yet subtle effect off-setting the model’s soft-handed make-up, while Thakoon went much, much bolder with multi-colored knit and fringed fabrics woven over and under asymmetrical wraps of hair.

Fabric Wrapped Hair - Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week

Another trend that appeared at various runway shows was the retro-inspired, up-do – ranging from all out beehive at Ivana Helksinki’s collection, to the softly messy up-do wrap seen on rocker/designer Ms. Gwen Stefani at her Fall 2011 showing.

Ivana Helsinki Beehive - Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week

Gwen Stefani wearing a soft, whorled up-do at her 2011 Fall New York Fashion Week Collection

Lastly, think loops, as there were plenty of loop-ish hair designs seen on a bevy of runways, from the multi-looped Moulin Rouge-ish up-do’s that graced Monique Lhuillier models, to the single, elegant, big hair loop that adorned the heads of the models at Luca Luca.

Monique Lhuillier Loopy Up-do - Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week

Loopy Up-do at Luca Luca - Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week

We here at PoshBeauty.com are loving the up-do variety that seems to be so evident in the coming seasons and can’t wait to try some of them out ourselves!  The question is: Would You?  Let us know!

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