Whether in childhood, teenage, or adulthood: the weakness for accessories is timeless, lasts for generations, and inspires well into old age. In addition to eye-catching XL necklaces and extravagant earrings, hair accessories are particularly popular for summer 2021, as the luxury houses Chanel, Dior, Erdem, and Giambattista Valli prove. About lush bows, fine silk ribbons, narrow hairbands, and artistic clips.
Giambattista Valli shows numerous contrasts and contradicting details, which in their entirety merge into a modern couture look. Wide satin ribbons are tied once around the head and on top in a strikingly voluminous bow. Classic hairstyles with tight mini braids or ponytails are presented in a playful, romantic, and at the same time surprisingly provocative way: bleached brows and deep black-framed cat eyes support the contrasting look.
The hair accessories at Chanel are by no means oversized or even conspicuous: the headbands are only a few millimeters wide and made of simple metal. Sometimes set with delicate pearls or mother-of-pearl stones, sometimes with the CC logo, they act more as a compliment than as an eye-catcher of the look. Ideal to use the accessories with stylish restraint. The circlet also proves to be extremely functional, keeps the hairstyle in check without slipping out of shape.
At Dior, instead of ribbons and bows, shimmering silk scarves are converted into lavish hair accessories. Similar to Giambattista Valli, the make-up is worn prominently. Wrapped tightly around the head, the silk scarves hold the hair effectively from the forehead and combine headgear, hair accessories, and a scarf in one. A look that should be familiar through the day spa. At this point, the following applies the more precious the material and design, the more elegant the look!
Narrow, super-elastic hair ties that competitive athletes like to stretch around the head inside to keep the hairstyle in shape and the hair out of the forehead - like this or something like that, the simple stretch bands at Erdem appear to be nostalgic runway look have been repurposed. Wrapped in sets of three and over-romantic updos, the style now looks more romantic than sporty.
Hairpins (or bobby pins) are preferably used to fix unruly strands or elaborate updos and should then remain invisible. Hairdressers therefore usually choose brackets that most closely match the natural hair color. The current hair look at Dries Van Noten is completely different: here, not the matching color variants, but a shiny silver on brunette and deep black on reddish hair. The special thing about it: It is not the hairstyle itself that creates the look, but the way in which the needles were inserted into the hair. In this way, what is probably the simplest accessory becomes modern hair art.