London Fashion Week (LFW) returned this week, showcasing iconic hair and beauty looks.
LFW is a true celebration of the talent which exists within fashion as well as the hair, beauty and wellness industry.
British Beauty Council Advisory Board Member, Hair Stylist and Brand Founder Sam McKnight explained his creative process to us, and how he draws inspiration from the designer’s vision in order to create the phenomenal looks seen at shows such as Halpern and Richard Quinn. One of the breath-taking looks created by McKnight and his team were the hand-painted hair pieces which matched 16Arlington’s collection.
Speaking on his delight to be back at LFW this month, McKnight said that it is “absolutely fabulous to be back in the swim of LFW in real life! Brilliantly buzzing! I’ve been supporting young British designers at LFW for 45 years, and am delighted to see how positive and undeterred by circumstance everyone was”.
Echoing McKnight’s joy of returning to the runway, Makeup Artist Miranda Joyce, who was responsible for the looks seen on a number of shows including Matty Bovan, Connor Ives and Roksanda, said that this season “was the first LFW since lockdown that has felt almost normal!”
Miranda Joyce spoke with us about the amazing looks she created for Roksanda, explaining that they were a nod to Helmut Lang in the 90s – with strong graphic lines on the eyes with fresh skin, bare lips, and brushed brows.
“Being back at physical shows at London Fashion Week was just as hectic as ever with the added responsibility for prepping and safe-working. It felt good to be back working in teams and being reunited with the most talented creatives. The buzz and excitement was amazing and we had the best time supporting each other for the shows. The work that goes into the creation is huge and everyone felt appreciative of each others job roles which made me feel proud to be part of it all.”
– Lan Ngyen-Grealis, Makeup Artist, Author and British Beauty Council Advisory Member
An exhibition of visionaries, this season’s LFW once again shone a light on the talent that exists within the industry, as well as highlighting aspirational opportunities for the next generation.