Boasting a rich cultural cocktail of whimsical European romance and bohemian rebellion, it comes as no shock that Melbourne has yet again been voted the world’s most liveable city on the eve of Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) - babes, we’re intoxicated already! Through its beauty and its grace Australian fashion has captivated the world’s attention for over 200 years, with Melbourne’s heritage luxury hair salon Rakis On Collins being there to help shape runways as diverse as Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Gucci and Prada.
Whether you’re intending to sashay your way to one of David Jone’s Premier Runways, or looking to turnout a distinctly edgy “I woke up like this” look at MFW’s Garage Runways, we’re here to hook you up with the latest hair trends that will have you stealing the show!
Chris Geracitano Leads The Way At David Jones’ Premier Runways
You should’ve seen us tremble at the knees when David Jones released their designers for this year's MFW ’17! With Sydney designer Dion Lee
being one of the many Australian born talents that we can’t wait to see at this year’s fashion week, we went straight to our talented senior stylist Chris Geracitano
Whilst a bouncy blow wave with layered volume and a transient balayage for colour is the automatic fashion week default, we want you to take a risk - you don’t standout trying to fit in! Reminiscent of Alexander McQueen’s captivating runway models, Chris is all about embracing a very urban, raw edge to make a statement and stand out - there’s just something about organised chaos that really gets us going! Achieve this style with long brushed out braids prepared with a spritz of Shu Uemura’s Wonder Worker
, maintaining a straight top to create captivating contrast.
Chris Geracitano’s MFW ‘17 Inspiration: Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear
Grunge Up Your MFW ‘17 Garage Runway Look With Pasquale
Carefree, dishevelled and best worn with a nonchalant attitude, Grunge as a hairstyle, is “a bit of a mess” but isn’t that when we are at our best? Creativity isn’t born from following the crowd, it’s nurtured by exploring what makes you unique and rocking what you’ve got!
At MFW’s Garage Runway, our senior stylist and colourist Pasquale
is all about the “next day hair”! Achieved by combining texture powder, matt waxes and hairspray to create multiple textures in the hair with various densities, this style is perfect for those with grown out colour. Spotted on the runways of Alexander Wang
and Rick Owens
, and in Kristen Stewart’s own hairstyle choices, Garage Grunge is so wrong that it's soooooo right! Join us on the darker side of fashion for MFW ’17. We don’t bite (hard) but our style sure packs a punch!
Pasquale’s MFW ’17 Inspiration: Kristen Stewart for T Magazine
Roland Totani’s Gala Eleganza
Spring has sprung so don’t miss your chance to bloom, babes! Spring Gala season is nearly upon us with MFW ’17 hosting a homage to the seasons at their gala dinner featuring Melbourne-bred, Paris-based designer Martin Grant
. To outdo a Parisian, one must think like a Parisian so take a page from our award winning Roland Totani’s
little black book and achieve a simply stunning look with our team on the Paris end of Collins.
Inspired by the stunning Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson, Roland assures that there is nothing as chic as taking a sleek approach to your hair, creating a glossy wind swept look with soft waves and texture. Style the hair with Shu Uemura’s Kaze Wave and Fibre Lift
with close attention to your roots (we say a good fat root is always the mark of a stylish outfit) and be prepared to take people’s breath away!
Roland Totani’s MFW ’17 Inspiration: Cate Blanchett May 2015 Cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia
J'adore #NGVDior - Danny Puopolo’s Homage
In 1946, Christian Dior’s fashion house was born shaping classical femininity and elegance - oh babe, like a fine wine it’s only gotten better with age! As a timeless hair tribute to Dior, our Vogue Australia featured
, award winning Creative Director Danny Puopolo
has crafted a style that will have J”ADORE on everyone’s lips when you indulge in 70 years of Dior at a NGV Friday Night Late
“The circa 1935 cinched at the waist, full skirt sweeping silhouette, changed the way women dressed and how we see fashion,” explained Danny. “Dare to captivate attention with a bold, classically elegant hairstyle, paying tribute to the likes of Audrey Hepburn with a French Twist or a captivating Chignon as seen when Miranda Kerr remarried in her jaw dropping custom Dior gown on show in Melbourne right now!”
Danny Puopolo’s MFW ’17 Inspiration: Miranda Kerr In Her Couture Dior Wedding Dress
Make a Statement at MFW ’17
Christian Dior once said “it’s not money that makes you well-dressed, it’s understanding…”that Rakis On Collins is where Melbourne fashion lives, breathes and evolves. Whether you dream to be the epitome of sophistication and elegance or just want to feel good in your own skin, fashion exists to elevate us, to bring us closer to ourselves and most importantly - for us to feel sexy!
If you’re heading to MFW ’17, don’t forget to pay us a visit on the Paris end of Collins