London Fashion Week 2013 has been one of the most successful in recent years, with more international celebs and fashionistas attending than ever before. And one Brighton stylist, Simon Webster, was there as always, assisting backstage and getting the models ready for their runway entrances.
Called up to work on John Rocha and Jasper Conran, both showing at Somerset House, the day promised to be the usual whirlwind of hairspray, clips and the ubiquitous ponytail.
The Conran show was awash with colour; vivid oranges and day-glow, candy pinks and fuchsias, that reflected on the faces of the black-clad onlookers in the audience which included Jodie Kid, decked in hot pink in the front row…perhaps she had a sneak preview of the neons ahead. A steady stream of stunning shift dresses and miniskirts paraded down the catwalk, the crowning glory being simple cloche hats designed by milliner Stephen Jones. And for those models who went hat-less it was a sleek look to the hair, directed by Martin Cullen, which complimented the clothes. Simon was assisting at the request of Samantha Hillerby, who he last worked with on the Adele shoot for Vogue back in 2011, and was teamed up old friend from the session-styling circuit, Nelson Brown.
The hair was glossy, with a low side-parting. A little teasing and back-combing at the crown added volume and the rest of the hair was pulled back into the nape of the neck with a ponytail. Final touches included folding the ponytails back onto themselves to form knots and bows before being secured. Bumble&bumble was once again the favourite choice of the stylists backstage, in particular Prep and Styling Lotion.
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