Runway Inspired Winter Trends August 1, 2017 17:20

Looking to update your styling options while we wait for Spring?

Here is a look at the key trends (off the runways of NYC & Paris) for Autumn Winter 2017 alongside the way it has been adapted for the streets

Natural Lengths

Hair that flows free, full of movement, styled simply with water, like at Stella McCartney or just touched up by hand, hairstylists certainly weren’t pushed for time backstage when styling this look. The natural look is the biggest trend of this season, letting hair speak for itself.

The Sleek Wet Look

We haven’t seen the last of wet locks tucked behind the ears. Although the same concept was seen on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways, where hair was perfectly straight and lacquered, next season’s look is more relaxed with added height. 

Acid Hair

All eyes were on a handful of models from New York to Paris thanks to their highly pigmented, brightly-colored hair. From canary yellow to electric blue, along with fluorescent pink, when it comes to color this season, anything goes as long as hair is well hydrated and cared for.

Relaxed Curls

While the Spring/Summer runways were packed with tight coil curls, next winter’s are more relaxed, loose and natural.

Super Short Bobs

Definitely one of the star styles from Fall/Winter 2017-2018, we’ve already seen some models wearing it. Lengths must brush the earlobes, along with a slight trim to give it a youthful yet edgy effect.

Tribal Tresses

Plaits have gone up a level this season, placed high on the head in rows for a tribal effect. The perfect way to get into the warrior, anti-conformist mood seen at multiple shows, Following Hiandra Martinez who opened the Saint Laurent show sporting dreadlocks, a complete contrast to the army of models who followed her.


Two slightly retro accessories made their comeback this season: the hairband and the headband. Whether it’s bourgeois, fur, crystal-encrusted, sporty or in black leather, find something that enhances your hair.

The Bowl Cut

Catherine McNeil set the tone just a few days into New York Fashion Week: the bowl cut is back. The model’s hair was cut by Guido Palau backstage at the Alexander Wang show, with a new 90s-style tomboy-cut, a style that was copied throughout other shows for the nicest surprise of the season.


The grunge look was another surprise this season, and it definitely packed a punch. With wet hair, alternative buns and rebellious strands that refused to stay in place, the look was pulled off with punch and panache.


The New-generation Ponytail

Whether it was accessorized, twisted or worn to the side, hairstylists found a multitude of new ways to wear the ponytail for a ladylike, edgy or romantic look. Take note of the one common denominator: wear at the nape of the neck.


This season, designers simply wanted to enhance models’ natural hair, resulting in beautiful diversity between curls, afros, extra-long lengths and fluorescent colours.