New Men's Collection Inspired by Japanese Subculture

Just Dandy

Inspired by designers like Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Martin Margiela, who have championed the “dandy” style of fashion lately, Maria Vaughan of Jarahs Hair in South Australia, was inspired to create a trendsetting new collection of men’s hairstyles that reflect the dandy aesthetic because “fashion is the forefront of our hair.” The term was used in late 18th-century England to describe a man who cared, perhaps too much some would argue, about his personal appearance, making every effort to dress elegantly and fashionably. By the end of the 19th century, American dandies were called dudes, and by the late 1990s, dandyism had become a fashion subculture in Japan. “If you look at the movement in trends, you can see a chain of events reaching back into the past and manifestations of those trends in the future,” says Vaughan, who contends that men either dress to live or live to dress and that dandyism is more alive today than ever. —M.D.

Photography Sven Kovac; Makeup: Sam Vlassis; Fashion Stylist: Vinn Ruatoe

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