Adelaide Fashion Festival celebrated the unique style of South Australia's established and up-and-coming talent over October 19th - 23rd. Spanning 4-days, the festival brought together South Australia's most highly regarded and emerging talent in a world-class setting. From new season looks by local hair and makeup artists to sampling the state’s premier food, wine, photography and music, the festival offered a daring and dynamic program set among the city’s vibrant venues. With sell out crowds, and international guests like super model, Coco Rocha, the Adelaide Fashion Festival further cemented it's presence on the international fashion circuit.
evo hair alongside Atilo Dusa and the Clip Joint Creative Team were once again fortunate enough to act as the official hair partner for the festival. From the spirited launch event at indigenous heritage site, Tandanya, through to the unforgettable finale from Paolo Sebastian, the hair team created unique hair looks for each and every runway across the event. Enjoy our AFF wrap-up here:
Wowing a 200-plus crowd, the exclusive Adelaide Fashion Festival opening-night event drew inspiration from South Australia’s Far North. Fashion was paired with indigenous art, breathtaking live music and an installation that showcased Adelaide designers involved in the festival over the coming days. The hair look maintained a feel of simplicity with a sleek and straight center-part created with evo's easy tiger and builders paradise.
Runway One | BNKR
The festival officially kicked off with two high-impact runways at the new home of runway, Victoria Square, on Thursday 20th October. Fashion Editor of Vogue Australia, Philippa Moroney led the opening with Australian Fashion Labels brands. The modern show opened with Finder’s, Keepsake The Label, C/MEO Collective and The Fifth, all teamed with Jaggar footwear. Two unique looks were created by Atilio and the Clip Joint Creative Team using evo hair products; the undone plait and an effortless bun. Click here to get the look.
Runway 2 | Contemporary Women's Fashion
Alongside Liza Emanuele, Namoi, Paige Rowe, Katya Komarova and Millicent Elizabeth, Atilio Dusa and the Clip Joint Creative Team brought classic and sophisticated styling to Adelaide Fashion Festival’s Contemporary Women’s runway. Atilio crafted a classic look, featuring super-sleek locks and a deep side part. Fashion festival favourites; evo mister fantastic blowout spray, builders paradise working hairspray and love touch shine spray provided structure and shine for a classic and strong aesthetic.
Runway 3 | New Classics
Breaking through as the new guard of contemporary women’s fashion, the Adelaide Fashion Festival New Classics runway saw the likes of Acler, Naomi Murrell, Good Studios and The Daily Edited take to the runway. The minimalistic designs and hidden details were perfectly paired with the prominent shape and structure of a 70’s inspired afro. Clip Joint’s Atilio Dusa used a combination of evo builders paradise working hairspray and heat to create a lasting and structured look. The almost triangle shape of the hair balanced out the simplicity of the designers’ collections.
“It’s a modern-take on the 70’s afro. We kept just enough movement through the top section to make the hair look effortless, yet structured” – Atilio Dusa
Runway 4 | Couture Culture
Elegant but edgy, this runway showcased the latest looks by local couture designers; Alexis George, Jaimie Sortino, Caleche, Greta Kate, Couture+Love+Madness, Eliza French, Liza Emanuele and Madame Zhou. Drama, romance and elegance; the runway reflected the history of couture with two opposing looks; black cropped wigs and spray painted white up-dos.
Runway 5 | Ready to Wear
Leading fashion editor Philippa Moroney created a bold, dynamic runway that expressed each designer’s own aesthetic. South Australia’s urban style frontier included So It Goes The Label, Casper+Pearl,STONE, Lexi Clothing, Julie White, Autark, Tiff Manuell, Simmone Standing The Label, and d’nim: Artistic jeans collection by Chen Wen. The hair look was all about evo whip it good styling mousse and gangsta grip bonding resin. The perfect paring for a relaxed wet-look.
Runway 6 | Paolo Sebastian
Adelaide couture label Paolo Sebastian once again closed the 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival in spectacular style with the international release of his Spring/Summer 2017 collection - Wildflowers. International supermodel Coco Rocha opened the show taking to the spectacular summer meadow themed runway.
“To have Coco visit us at the atelier and walk in the show was an honour. I was absolutely speechless when I heard it might be happening,” designer Paul Vasileff said.
Using only evo builders paradise working hairspray to perfect this look, Atilio Dusa created an effortlessly elegant style that encapsulated the free spirits of the hippie era; with a tiny plait laid over free flowing waves.
Immersed in the talent and creativity of this iconic South Australian event, the Clip Joint Creative and evo hair team made the perfect duo to lead the hair direction for AFF and while their is a sadness that the 2016 event is over, the team eagerly awaits AFF 2017.