New York, London, Milan, and Paris are the places most people think of when they hear “fashion week.” But there are hundreds of other major cities around the world that host their own fashion weeks each year, including Berlin, Bangkok, and Lviv, to name a few. I bring this up because Stockholm just finished their fashion week yesterday. And while I couldn’t tell you the name of one Swedish designer (let alone pronounce them), I can tell you that there were some really awesome hairstyles that came down the runway, many of them courtesy of one man—hairstylist Rudi Lewis.
I first met Lewis backstage at a Yigal Azrouël runway show about five years ago in New York City. I haven’t seen him at New York Fashion Week since, but his work was so inspiring that I made sure to follow his blog and eventually his Instagram account. And it was while scrolling through my feed this week that I came across some of the crazy-cool hairstyles he created for Stockholm Fashion Week. At Cheap Monday (OK, so I can pronounce the name of at least one Swedish designer) he added bubble-gum-colored streaks to slicked-back hair, matching the models ombré pastel lipstick (shown above). A day later at AltewaiSaome, he used strips of black cloth to dress up the back of messy low ponytails. It was a little bit samurai warrior, a little bit grunge, and very, very cool.
And then there were the supersized safety-pin hair clips at Ann-Sofie Back. I mean, it’s not something you could ever wear to the office, but it’s awesome to look at. (I’m still trying to figure out how he got that to stay in her hair.)
And on that note, have a great holiday weekend! And don’t forget to check back next week for all our coverage on New York Fashion Week, starting September 4.
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