Eliza Gold
March 06, 2016 10:52 am
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For his Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection, Haider Ackermann had velvet on his mind. Literally, the Columbian-born designer sent models down the Paris runway outfitted in velvet blazers, velvet trousers and velvet skirts with thigh-high slits, and they donned deconstructed chignons wrapped in velvet.

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Hairstylist Kamo Katsuya achieved this unique, arachnid vibe with the help of the bare-faced look created by makeup artist Lynsey Alexander. “It’s an otherworldly beauty,” Alexander told T Magazine. “It’s about very blank faces with beautiful skin.”  Alexander left the eyes and lips neutral, and she bleached the models’ eyebrows, which worked to highlight the velvet textures and eccentric hair-dos.

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The final result looked similar to how I imagine Tim Burton would re-design a rainbow, while only using moody velvet scraps he snipped off his Bohemian friend’s couch. Subtle? No. Beautiful? Not quite. Crazy Hair Day goals? Oui, absolument!

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Here are a few more shots of the madness and mayhem:

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Take those selfies ladies, this hair is basically why Instagram was invented.

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