City Pulse

By Joanna Lee

It’s not a secret that androgynous styling has been around for a while, but the Alexandre Plokhov Fall/Winter 2012 collection is one to pay attention to as the designer incorporates a more masculine vibe to each look. Inspired by the classic tailoring of 1920’s menswear, the designer added a rock-and-roll vibe of the 60’s though his use of leather, asymmetrical seaming and hard-edged metal accessories. Full-length leather skirts, wool trenches, or knee-length vests, all executed in dark grey and black make this a winter collection that anyone can be envious of.

But the envying doesn’t stop there. The menswear models all sported long flowing hair, some even up to three feet long! Hairstylist, Christoph Marten, said he wanted to create a look where “serious meets fun.” The hairstylist gave the models an extra wow-factor of long-length using seamless tape hair extensions from Invisa-tab Hair Extensions. The hairstyle was created by applying hair extensions in several areas at the base of the head, while gel was applied in separate layers from the crown of the head to the hairline. This gave the models a sleek appearance from the front and an edgy rocker vibe from the back, overall a hairstyle that could be rocked by both men and women. Continuing with androgyny, the model’s makeup was left very natural, with the exception of the heavily kohl lined eyes.

Originally published February 2012
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