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High Fashion Dreadlocks: Chanel and Max Mara’s Bold Runway Trend for 2012 - Harper’s BAZAAR
Amongst the sleek chignons, perfectly undone beach waves and high volume ponytails that make their way up and down high fashion catwalks each season, we’ve gotten a dose of the entirely unexpected — dreadlocks. The hair of Bob Marley, Soul Asylum, Denise Huxtable and Jennifer Aniston (that one time) is getting the runway treatment.
First, MaxMara took the long locks of leggy models to matted places for Spring 2012, paired with streamlined, minimal looks.
While, more recently, Karl Lagerfeld showed his Bombay-inspired Pre-Fall 2012 collection for Chanel in Paris yesterday on girls with dreads piled high on their heads, accessorized with intricate, elaborate gemstones.
We think the contrast of rock and roll hair with highly stylized, glamorous looks is intriguing, while our hearts go out to those who need to brush that hair out post-show.
‘Natural hair’ is making waves among black women…Flip through magazines and TV channels this month, and you’ll see coily, kinky and curly natural hair models in ads from Banana Republic to Gain detergent, from HomeGoods to Kmart. “Natural hair has been a movement for several years. What we’re seeing now is a confirmation that this is a lifestyle that is very important to a lot of women,” says Cyntelia Abrams, marketing coordinator for Design Essentials, an Atlanta-based hair-care company that commissioned a 2010 study on the popularity of natural hair.
The number of black women who say they do not use products to chemically relax or straighten their hair jumped to 36% in 2011, up from 26% in 2010, according to a report by Mintel, a consumer spending and market research firm. Sales of relaxer kits dropped by 17% between 2006 and 2011, according to Mintel…
(Source: USA Today)