Among the fash pack we saw a lot of very fine strappy heels, over-knee boots and chunky boots (almost like a cross between a clog and a short ankle boot!). These seem to be the hot trends in footwear for winter 2021.
Streetstyle images from Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021 showing key footwear trends: fine strappy heels, over-knee boots (image credits: @afterpayau)
On the streets of fashion week we saw a lot of very perfect, well-brushed out, VERY glossy, gentle, large barrel waves this year. And a lot of neat buns. This is probably because these two styles wear and photograph well.
So we attended aRedkenHair Masterclass to see what the hot trends in hair are for 2021-22.
Richardis like a (very lively) piece of the furniture at fashion weeks the world over and responsible for a huge proportion of runway looks. He's a three time Australian Session Stylist of the year, internationally published author and Global Creative Director for Rodney Wayne.
He is responsible for developing and interpreting global hair trends through seasonal campaign shoots for hair brands, fashion brands and major fashion publications. He has graced the cover of almost every major fashion publication in the world with his work and is adored by big name clients like Lorde, Keisha, Jessica Gomes, Rebel Wilson, Delta Goodrem, and many, many more.
This year he was responsible for the slick, wet looks that graced the runways of Romance Was Born on opening night which was applauded as one of the most on trend and runway appropriate looks of the week.
Sheree Knobleis Australian-acclaimed hair colorist with a HUGE following on social media. She is the colour genius behindBixie Colourand is one of the most highly sought after colourists in Australia. Known as the Queen of Blondes in Sydney.
Shereeis aRedkenglobal trainer because her natural aptitude for what she does and innovative thinking. She has developed many techniques that have resolved colour issues over her career and now shares her brilliance with the global hair community. She's responsible for Jennifer Hawkins glossy, perfectly coloured locks and have been looking after Jen's look for 14 years.
RichardandShereeare two of the nicest, most humble and down to earth fashion personalities you will ever meet and they spent a HUGE amount of their time with us sharing their best tips, tricks and upcoming hair trends.
Richardstepped us through a more commercial version of the runway look from opening night, Romance Was Born which Courtney recreated for Frock Up Friday last night and will do a short live on instagram this week to show you how easy it is!
Shereegave us her hot tips on what is coming through in hair trends. She is seeing the following coming through really strongly for 2021-22:
"Money pieces" (see below and Sheree is doing everything from very dramatic versions of this to very subtle, face-framing highlights, but the trend is very evident)
A subtle money piece colour by Bixie Colour (@bixiecolour)
A bolder money piece colour (image credit: @chrisweberhair)
They also gave us a huge BTS tip fpr battling hair frizz: a product from the men's range, theRedken Brews Beard and Skin Oil. 1-2 drops of this in the palm of your hand (depending on how thick, fine, frizzy your hair is), warmed up and gently worked through the hair will battle frizz all day long! Big tip! I've already ordered my bottle!
Big thanks toRichardandShereefor spending so much time with us and helping us improve our hair and styling knowledge. We will share more of their expertise with you over the coming weeks.
Trends for Resort 22
Resort is typically the season between Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer. Most of the looks we saw on the AAFW runways are dropping November, December and January this 2021-22 period.
It's typically very Spring-like and feminine so it's no surprise we saw these top trends across AAFW for Resort 22:
Two piece sets will be huge again this Resort season (very subtle midriff tops with only a tiny bit of skin showing or now skin at all and both pieces sitting on top of one another, matched with maxi skirts or high waisted, wide leg pants)
Maxi dresses especially with dramatic necklines, and
Very fluid pantsuits and blazers in light colours
Image credits: www.styleicons.com.au
We also had a sneak peek at the next season of Camilla launching in July which pays homage to eras past. With the limits on travel, Camilla has been unable to travel the world and seek inspiration from new landscapes so she drew her inspiration from eras gone. There are a lot of dark, moody wintery colours and gorgeous gold and metallic influences. Very art deco. Check out the sneak peek below!
And that's all the goss from AAFW 2021! It was a wonderful week with the Australian fashion industry celebrating the end of 2020 and the return to live runway shows and hopefully a stronger industry for 2021 and 2022. So get behind your favourite brands and support them. Find some new ones you love and support them too! The industry has never needed your support more.
Lots of love
Your Miko + Mollie team xx
PS below is our video recap just in case you don't want to read all of this..HAHA!