Sunday, February 26, 2017

Backstage At The Markus Lupfer LFW Show 2017

Saturday was one of the busiest days and in between the hustle and bustle was the calm of the Marcus Lupfer presentation. Everything was so in control and at ease as I headed back stage with Bumble and Bumble to see what was on the cards in the beauty stakes for A/W and of course what Lupfer has up his sleeve for his next season. Lead stylist for the show was Tina Outen (a very big deal in the world of hair styling - she's worked for every fashion magazine you can think of!). The hair inspiration for the day including paired back hair lines to complement the high necklines of Lupfer's designs. And while looking at the finished hair look might seem "au natural" the actual process to get this look done right was really interesting to see.

I was lucky to have been able to go backstage just as the pro team at BB were starting on hair so I managed to see the full process. The key thing I found was that while the hair was some what tight to the hairline around the top it was loose midway down the hairline with texture down to the ends.

The steps:

1: Hair stylists applied BB's Don't Blow It Hair Styler to the roots then into the middle parting of the hair. It's a product to give a natural air dried look with texture to the hair.

2: Following this they added generous amounts of the BB Curl Anti Humidity Gel oil onto the parting and quickly dried the hair on a high level of heat. A big factor was to keep smoothing down the parting with hands for a tight but smooth effect.

3: Through the midsection of the hair and down to the ends, BB Spray Surf Foam Dry Spray was added liberally throughout. They twisted the lengths around their fingers and quickly released it to create instant texture then ran their hands through the hair to create movement.

4: Hair was then set with two key BB products - Thickening Dryspun and Hairdresser's Invisible Dry Oil Finishing Spray.

The finished look: 

Markus Lupfer London Fashion Week AW17 Presentation 

The presentation itself was set in minimal surroundings so to let the clothing speak for itself. The theme behind the inspiration of the collection? A famous quote by Oscar Wilde :

" Be yourself as everyone else is taken" 

Think electric, playful in a broad spectrum of print and texture. There is a selection from structured pieces to oversized items and a love of layering. Lupfer embraces the aspect for his Autumn Winter collection that there are no rules - these pieces are a celebration of individualism to wear how the person wants to wear them. It's an adventurous collection but one by which I think everyone can find at least one thing they will fall in love with from beautifully embellished bomber jackets, statement accessories, delicately draped dresses to power dressing suits. He has kept his collection extremely broad which also makes it quite interesting with unexpected detail to be found throughout. 


Lou. xx 



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