Within the walls at Torthorwald Village Hall, attention to detail was the main game player. Locals from the community as well as supporters and clients, all stepped out to see the latest collection from browns stylist Dawn Anderson.
For her latest collection, ‘Haunt Couture’, Dawn drew on influences that inspired her as a person and a hairstylist. The team at browns know that creativity is key in developing hairdressers as an individual and to allow expression in what they do.
With leather and lace featuring heavily in this year’s autumn/winter trends, Dawn’s eye was drawn to a vampy couture theme within all the collection. The word couture can mean a lot of things in fashion, but for Dawn it’s bespoke to the individual, designing each models hair around them and the concept.
Dawn kept the collection colours monochromatic with different tones, whilst gloss and flexibility gave hair a healthy feel and an unmistakable glimmering shine.
The two proud teachers, Nelson Brown and Claire Crombie-Kelly, were very impressed by the standard and effort of Dawn’s models. The clothing for Haunt Couture was from New Look in Dumfries, styled by browns newest team member and front of house talent, Katie Dyett, whose passion for fashion fits in with browns perfectly.
The styling for the collection was a high fashion twist on the gothic trend which was featured heavily on this year’s catwalks. Red, white and black, military and ladylike, brocade and sheer, all went hand in hand this season and all of which were seen on the Haunt Couture models.
Key fashion pieces that were showcased included masculine leather biker jackets worn with delicate feminine chiffon dresses, gothic lace blouses with Victorian style detailing, over sized knitted jumpers, and basic black tops with studded detailing.