Braided and painted, backstage at Miss Unkon

The evolution of 2010′s side braid to other 2011 hairstyle variations is far from over. Miss Unkon’s spring 2011 collection gave us an interpretation that hits me with a certain nostalgia; namely visions of the Little Indian Girl characters you might find in one of childhood’s Golden Books. But pair them with the short hems and intricate bodypainted tattoos that were carefully applied backstage, and the whole look just drips with youthful cool.

More backstage photos of Miss Unkon‘s Australian fashion week show can be found at the accompanying gallery.