“The concept came from the idea that we can find something beautiful in anything if we are prepared to look close enough, so why not look into something people fear, like illness?”
“There are no crowds, no fad, no ‘this season’s… whatever’. Just a new found beauty and even horror as an applied aesthetic to hair fashion. The collection also explores the potential of sustainability within the craft of hair –100% of the hair used in this collection was sourced from our own salon floors at Stevie English Hair. I think recycling a human product like hair can have a similarly repulsive effect on people as trying to find beauty in a parasite or virus, and I enjoyed this subversion.
This collection was also shot as you see it today, you see what we saw on set. There is zero retouching because we believe that what we shot was that good and this also fits well with my idea that nature is the ultimate design, and best left untampered.”
Hair: Shaun McGrath, Stevie English Hair, Sydney (assisted by Leanne Kay and Louise Williamson)
Make-Up: Camilla Leary