Maria Unali's Latest Collection: Shikku

For Maria Unali of s.81 Hair in Sydney, Australia, creativity is all about a sense of individualism—having a unique idea and building on a concept or thought. Her latest collection, Shikku, oscillates between wildly avant-garde silhouettes and cool editorial finishes. The conceptual reference was photographer Paolo Roversi’s 2011 Dots/Stripes/Black/White campaign, an homage to Yoji Yamamoto, which provided the stimulus for six unique hair designs. Call it a definitive hair fashion presentation in both spirit and style. 

 

 
The inclusion of this icy white blonde tips the collection into the realm of modern haute couture.
 
The inclusion of this icy white blonde tips the collection into the realm of modern haute couture.
 
Choosing to work with a purposefully restrained palette, Unali takes a tonal cue from the fashion designer who maintains a predominantly black precedence with shots of bold red throughout his seasonal collections. This interplay between monochrome and crimson is brought to life via a uniformed red lip and a three-tiered fringe in the hero bob shot.
 
Choosing to work with a purposefully restrained palette, Unali takes a tonal cue from the fashion designer who maintains a predominantly black precedence with shots of bold red throughout his seasonal collections. This interplay between monochrome and crimson is brought to life via a uniformed red lip and a three-tiered fringe in the hero bob shot.
 
As Yamamoto explores the deconstruction of shape and a deep affection for asymmetry, Unali explores unconventional haircuts that wrap and frame the face and then diffuse off to one side.
 
As Yamamoto explores the deconstruction of shape and a deep affection for asymmetry, Unali explores unconventional haircuts that wrap and frame the face and then diffuse off to one side.
 
Providing textural contrast, the inclusion of a steel-grey crispy mullet captures an alternatively more organic and raw finish.
 
Providing textural contrast, the inclusion of a steel-grey crispy mullet captures an alternatively more organic and raw finish.

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