This Summer I was delighted to be back working with Sassoon’s creative team. This incredibly exciting project involved creating a range of Avant-Garde headwear for the Salon Live show ”Abstrakt”. This was held at Excel London in early October and celebrated Sassoon’s 65 years at the forefront of Hair Education.
My role as Millinery Designer was to translate the inventive imagination of International Creative Director Mark Hayes, and produce a range of distinctive handcrafted headpieces.
INSPIRATION & RESEARCH
Classic Asymmetry and Geometry, integral to Sassoon and it’s iconic hairstyles, inspired architectural forms and shapes which would accentuate the hair and face…
The Five pointed geometric style worn by Nancy Kwon.
Themes across architecture and the Bauhaus Design movement also inspired ideas for form.
Olafur Eliasson, Tate Modern 2019
SAMPLING, TRIALS AND TESTS
Expansive sourcing, testing of materials and developing new techniques were necessary to explore design ideas.
1st samples of stainless steel triangles
Testing how to make clean joins
Testing various screws, tools and components.
Trialing hi-shine fabrics including PVC and Latex.
MAKING OF FINAL SAMPLES
New materials and methods of making were required for the chosen designs, as well as working with specialised suppliers.
Soft Soldering Stainless Steel.
Testing Perspex Acrylic slotting systems.
(A few of the) Final Samples Below
Panelled Hi-Shine fitted headpiece
Stainless Steel Iridescent Perspex Headpiece
5 Tier Neon Perspex Headpiece with Hex Screw panel adjustments
Salon Live’s-Abstrakt, October 2019
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