Grace Kelly met ‘Geisha’ on the runway at the Maticevski spring / summer 2013 show at Australian fashion week. With a collection inspired by a refreshed view of a 1950’s Grace Kelly, as seen through the eyes of an Aristocratic European Geisha, Toni Maticevski created beautiful, desirable garments for women to adore and be adored in.
Jayne Wild from ghd took inspiration for this elegant hairstyle in the idea of “Grace Kelly goes to Japan”. Just like Grace Kelly’s style, the top and sides of the hair are pulled back tightly but with a little bit of softness and texture. The rest is pulled back into a square shaped chignon inspired by the obi belt fold of a Japanese kimono. This really reflects the Geisha essence of the collection with a little hint of luxury and elegance that is Grace Kelly.
After the break, learn how you can recreate this “Grace Kelly goes to Japan” inspired hairstyle.
How to: Geisha inspired square chignon
Note that if you want the perfect square-shape seen on the runway there’s a little more involved: rather than just folding the hair into a square shape, you’ll need an actual square mould to sit underneath the chignon. At the Maticevski show, individual hair pieces made from chicken wire were created, which were moulded into a square shape. Hair extensions matched to the colour of each models hair were then wrapped around the piece. The models hair was then wrapped around this piece starting from the bottom of the ponytail and securing at the top.
This hairstyle would go perfectly well with the Oriental fashion trend for 2013. The obi belt inspired style at the back is a very elegant and luxurious surprise, and while using a square hairpiece may be a little difficult at home, you can still achieve a softer take on the overall look quite easily.
You can also watch a video from behind the scenes at MATICEVSKI above, or check out the full Maticevski spring 2013 runway photos at that link.