Location: The Royal Opera House

Under the impressive glass atrium of London’s Royal Opera House, DAKS SS15 opened with billowing chiffon against soft sounds of a piano solo. Shades of grey mist, silver blue and lilac chiffon appeared as a metallic overlay against sharp cigarette pants and crisp tailoring. Models were elegantly poised with feather-trimmed cuffs and embellished chokers to fit a balletic silhouette, framing this ‘demure’ collection. But despite the clouds of pearlescent greys, starchy white shirts paid homage to the 50’s Teddy boy style.

Luke Hersheson sought a punk aesthetic when working hair into a strictly untraditional chignon. It began as a rockabilly quiff set with an unusual square front. This structure carried the rest of the look as hair was then twisted and knotted across the back of the head. Luke explained: “it’s not a chignon or a plait… It’s something less thought-out, simply twisted and pinned up in place.”

Despite volumes of Air Fix spray, hair appeared super soft as flyaways were encouraged. The look was not kept too clean to heighten the subtle boyish references amongst an otherwise feminine collection.

Key products: L’Oreal Professionnel Techni.ART Air Fix & Tecni.ART Mousse