“There are two sections to this collection,” explains Darren. “It starts with the concept of a group of people that meet at The Arts Club in London, drink tea and are incredibly sophisticated. This section features the black couture styling, which is very much inspired by Dior, with a Tilda Swinton vibe. Hair is tailored, but very individual at the same time. The focus was on craftsmanship and tailoring to bring out the structure of the hair.
“Then in the evening, they all head to a country manor house for a party, where they let loose and can be themselves.” he adds. “This second section was a real mix-up of styles. It’s a completely different vibe, combining the likes of Alexander McQueen pieces with JW Anderson.”
When asked to select his favourite look from the collection, Darren immediately gravitated to the first image in our gallery. “This look oozes authenticity,” he told us. “It’s like the birth of Woodstock but in a couture way. The hair was plaited, left in all day, then using a micro-tong the texture was defined. I used a Mason Pearson brush to create a gradual curl and the final addition of the Indian gold headpiece gave it a hippie Woodstock festival vibe.”
Hair: Darren Ambrose (styling) and Clayde Baumann and the Creative Colour Department at D&J Ambrose (colour) using Wella Professionals.
Styling: Jackie Ambrose