A Paloma Rosa Garcia Collection: London Calling

In the 1990s, the “it” photographer was Corinne Day—a young, British, self-trained photographer, who eschewed the glamorous, glossy photos of the day and launched Kate Moss’s career with informal, stripped-back, androgynous images. “She pioneered naturalism and changed the face of modern beauty,” says hairstylist Paloma Rosa Garcia.

“I wanted our London’s Calling collection to have the look of a street cast collection, using real people as Corinne Day would have done. Rather than fussing over the cracks, she amplified them, creating a new kind of imperfect beauty.” To underpin that theme, Garcia combined sharp lines, wispy mullets and undone looseness for her ‘90s-inspired collection.

 
Garcia paired free-flowing wisps at the hairline with tight braids around the head, creating a dramatic “loose-tight” juxtaposition. Even the smooth hair texture is disrupted with imperfect mid-shaft crimps.
 
Garcia paired free-flowing wisps at the hairline with tight braids around the head, creating a dramatic “loose-tight” juxtaposition. Even the smooth hair texture is disrupted with imperfect mid-shaft crimps.
 
This shorter cut showcases Garcia’s precision work. The sharp defined shape—a mix of short and long lengths—evokes strength and masculine beauty, while the makeup highlights impeccable feminine features.
 
This shorter cut showcases Garcia’s precision work. The sharp defined shape—a mix of short and long lengths—evokes strength and masculine beauty, while the makeup highlights impeccable feminine features.
 
Uneven lines and mixed textures creates an imperfect, male-meets-female beauty. “It’s a tribute to ‘90s naturalism—an androgynous hair story of light movement, contrasted with sharp edges,” says Garcia.
 
Uneven lines and mixed textures creates an imperfect, male-meets-female beauty. “It’s a tribute to ‘90s naturalism—an androgynous hair story of light movement, contrasted with sharp edges,” says Garcia.

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