By Vivienne Mackinder
Renowned editorial stylist and platform artist Vivienne Mackinder,
has released her newest collection, "Illuminations."
Vivienne accentuates the feminine in the group of five colour photographs.
The undone deconstructed styles are a departure from her last pictorial,
"Poets", which featured geometric, strong and androgynous styles.
Vivienne says, "Illuminations is a celebration of how far women
have come. In the 1980's, women fought hard to get what men had
- the top jobs, the same income, and in order to do that, they had
to subvert their femininity. Now, women have secured so much power
that they don't have to blend. They can be soft again."
She says she wants her collection to offer escape from 'today's
harsh realities.' The slow economy and other world problems sit
heavily on people's shoulders. Vivienne wants to offer a vision
of lightness; she has
this shift to whimsy and escapism in the pages of the world's
leading fashion magazines.
"I definitely felt like I, and everybody else, need something
pretty and pure to rest our eyes on, even if only for a second,"
To create the look for "Illuminations", Vivienne used razors,
abstracted classical lines, and varied textures. For the top
and second pictures, Vivienne razor-cut the model's hair using
a softened bob line. She broke into the layers, and finished
using a round brush, blowing the hair in different directions.
In the third picture, Vivienne used both the model's own hair and
hairpieces to create tendrils. The longest part of the look was
in the crown, which she diffused, hand-styled, and then used a small
In the second picture, Vivienne smoothed the top of the model's
hair, then curled the underneath in vertical sections to get
the stacked look. She used wax and hairspray to get mouldable
hold for all the looks.
Credits: Hair by Vivienne Mackinder for HairDesignerTV
Photography by: Jill Wachter
Make-Up: Lucky - Art House Management
Fashion Styling: Emma Pritchard
Special thanks to Hair U Wear for hair extensions
Styling products used - Profound Beauty