Luminescent by Katy Reeve, Creative Director for Toni & Guy Australia
True to the artist’s natural sway towards a strong technical foundation and ultra-modern finish, Luminescent reveals
a series of images that are totally committed to the genre of hair fashion. Whilst there is a strong editorial feel with commendable originality in the construction of organic shapes and textures, the inclusion of three killer haircuts, provides validation of Reeve’s dexterity as a full spectrum stylist. The re-work of a 60’s mullet is arguably the collection hero, playing with contrasting elements of strength and softness via a chewy blunt fringe and almost wispy disconnection through the crown.
Always reluctant to over-complicate, Reeve explains that she had two very simple starting points with regards to the overall look and feel. “I wanted this collection to explore two elements; light and movement. Specifically, I wanted to create internal movement with the hair and external movement with a light source,” recalls Reeve. In reference to the light source, a constantly moving laser was projected on to the model as each frame was shot; creating random slices of illuminated panels within the frame that further accentuated a modern composition. Skin was overtly luminous with an understated palette, whilst fashion was kept neutral in blocks of white and bleached sand.
Hair: KATY REEVE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
TONI & GUY AUSTRALIA
Makeup Artist: Cheriene Waddell
Stylist: Emma Cotterill
Photos: Jenni Hare