There were some seriously fabulous fashion moments happening at NY’s Fall 2020 Fashion Week—and not just in clothing. Hair took center stage as well, and below we’ll be showcasing a few of our favorite trendsetting looks that came down the runway. While it may take a little while for these styles to go from Fashion Week to the city streets, keep an eye out: You’ll be seeing some of these cutting-edge looks on the horizon in the next few months, we guarantee it.
One of our favorite hair trends was the Harley Quinn–inspired style at Christian Siriano (1st and 2nd Photo)—long, high ponytails and bangs illuminated with bright blue and hot pink streaks. At Norma Kamali, the model’s messy, high up-do’s and bangs were tinged in pastel pink.
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The Wet Look
The wet look—like you just stepped out of the shower and quickly combed your hair off your face—was making major waves on the New York runways. At Proenza Schouler, the sculpted “comb-over” look was accented with a few soft wisps around the forehead. We saw the wet-look trend again at Rachel Comey, where you could still see the comb marks in the sleek, slicked-back hair.
From Golden Age Hollywood glam (think big hair with side parts and rippling waves) to over-scaled, bluntly chopped bobs and voluminous afros sculpted into fanciful shapes, the hair at Christopher John Rogers’s show was all about over-the-top drama… the perfect accompaniment to his brilliant, color-saturated clothes.
Beribboned & Bejeweled
Oh, the amazing hair accessories that made it down the runways! That timeless favorite, the embellished headband, was worn upside-down at Badgley Mischka—fun, unexpected twist on a classic trend.
From Rodarte’s center parts and textured waves topped with veils and flowers to Anna Sui’s messy, 1940s-inspired victory rolls, there was a definite Morticia Addams meets modern-day Vampire vibe happening—not only in the gothic-inspired clothes but also in the dramatic hairstyles. Add some blood-red lipstick and you’re ready to rock.
Deep Side Parts
Changing up your part can make a major difference to your look. A timeless classic, we loved how Tom Ford showed the dramatic deep side part—a sleek bun with hair clips that matched oversized earrings. At Brandon Maxwell, the side part was accompanied by super-glossy low ponytails with ribbon accents.
OK, so there were lots of side parts. Also on the runways? Center parts. This minimalist-chic look is dramatic in its pared-down simplicity. At Carolina Herrera, the center part was worn with a low, ear-covering ponytail—a great way to let the clothes take center stage. Prabal Gurung’s models showcased the center part with intricate cornrows and dramatic single earrings.
Side-swept and romantic (Cynthia Rowley), 60s-retro à la Marianne Faithful (Marc Jacobs) or bold and blunt (LaQuan Smith), bangs were everywhere on the runways for Fashion Week.
Perfect for keeping your tresses from getting tousled when driving in a convertible, kerchiefs, turbans and headscarves were a popular hair accent on the runways. The look was very Grace Kelly with a slick center part and sunglasses at Chocheng; 70s-chic at Reem Acra and perfectly color coordinated at Marc Jacobs.