ART SCHOOL OPENS LFWM AW19 USING CRAZY COLOR®
Art School opened London Fashion Week Men’s with their first ever stand alone show at the Old Truman Breweries. The show celebrated the non-binary form with models cast to push forward notions of otherness. Capturing the sexual identity liberation at the heart of their young generation, they have patiently built a label that honours this cultural evolution by making gender non-binary fashion.
Inspiration For A/W19
It came from photographs Cindy Palmano took of Tori Amos in the mid-1990s. In their debut standalone show, designers Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt built on their reformist, queer-first values, showing slashed jersey T-shirts with limbs poking out, metallic jacquard tailoring and torn velvet bias-cut slip dresses.
Meanwhile, hair stylist Shiori Takahashi created hair sculptures encompassed found articles interwoven with human hair. Created from disregarded, re-purposed lost property from queer safe spaces across London. Wigs and hair pieces were coloured by Amy Fish, colourist at Larry King Hair Salon using Crazy Color® – known for their explosion in Britain during the midst of the Punk Rock era – with neon pink or lurid green hair giving a real nod to the 80s, using popular shades Crazy Color® Pinkissimo, Crazy Color® Bubblegum Blue and Crazy Color® Lime Twist. Rebel pinks and bright blues, all-round colourful fun was the brief for hair colour.
A Powerful Community
Amy mentions; “It was amazing working with Art School and their vision for their evolving community is a powerful one. The concept for hair colour for the show were all tailor made to meet each models personality, they were all so grateful and it was an absolute pleasure to work with them. Creating grungy fluorescent colour was easy with the new Crazy Color® GO NEON shades – easily my new favourite colours to work with as you can be so creative when it comes to colour.”
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