Fashion Week has long reigned supreme, but Fashion Month is taking on a whole new name as of late. Traveling from New York, to London, Milan and Paris for four weeks straight, Fashion Month brings the latest in Fall/Winter trends to life for countless presentations in the world's fashion capitals.
As the ultimate celebratory recap, Oribe Hair Care brought in hairstylists from around the world for a party in Paris to mark the end of the fashion parade earlier this month. A crowd of more than 100 independent hairdressers, who spent weeks styling behind the scenes in New York, London, Milan and Paris, gathered at The Red House to toast each other's hard work.
Oribe’s Global Ambassador, James Pecis, hosted the party, along with Oribe Educators Kien Hoang, Mandee Hernandez and Dan Nguyen. We talked with Pecis to get his final thoughts on a successful month.
AS: Why is it important to you to celebrate the work of stylists?
JP: Oribe Hair Care was founded by one of the greatest hairdressers, Oribe Canales. To this day, the brand creates products intended for hairdressers and the company continues to celebrate the art of hairdressing today. It is important to know that Oribe supports hairdressers around the world and we take part in helping them achieve their goals.
AS: Looking back at Fashion Month, what are your biggest takeaways?
JP: This was a really fun and challenging season, and I find myself enjoying Fashion Month more and more as time goes on. My team is very strong and the closer we get to each other, the more fun we have. I am only as strong as my team and my team can only execute perfection if I give a clear, detailed explanation of what I want.
AS: What was your favorite part of this season’s shows?
JP: I had a range of favorites—London's lineup of Simone Rocha, Gareth Pugh and Roksanda; the glittered wigs at Richard Quinn (Queen Elizabeth II attended the show); the rolls at Antonio Marras; the color add-ins at Issey Miyake; and the mega show at Hermès. I enjoy my friends, the challenges, the fatigue, the dinners and playing with hair.
AS: Looking forward, what are the biggest hair trend forecasts?
This season was about rolls (seen at Richard Quinn, Antonio Marras and Hermès), knots (seen at Simone Rocha, Brock Collection, Lemaire, Ralph & Russo and Roksanda) and the continuation of natural curls. Curls keep gaining popularity because models are being casted specifically for their different curl patterns. Get your perm rods ready because that will be next.