Romance Was Born’s MUSHROOM MAGIC is the ultimate astral trip to a fairytale wonderworld that delights, fascinates and transforms.
As the shimmery dust settles, you gaze across a luminescent landscape, where every horizon is crystal crusted and cloudy meringue hilltops sprout the most delicate sugary flowers, where mandala pathways lead into mystic forests. Cute creatures peep shyly out from behind spotted magic mushrooms that seem to beckon, “eat me.” Well, why not? Just one little bite, surely a nibble couldn’t hurt…
Romance Was Born looked to the wonderful world of fairytales for the classic romantic spin on metamorphosis and transformation. Where, with a “bibbity bobbity boo” and the wave of a magic wand, a young maiden is transformed into a glamorous princess. The spectrum of princess femininity is explored through colour and fabrication. Mushroom Magic begins with crisp cottons in an innocent array of pastels, moving into silky neon brights before finishing with the more textured mood of the darkest obsidian jacquards. The full grandiose splendour of the collection is typified by Romance Was Born’s extravagant sequined and beaded details, in particular the Cheshire cat suit, which hypnotises with its multiple grins and starbursts.
Alan White, ghd Hair Director
“Romance Was Born continues to push the boundaries this year with a 60’s and 70’s inspired collection. Popping multi colours, mushrooms, psychedelic pastels and Disney princesses are the inspiration behind the designs and the hair look. The signature blunt, asymmetrical bob of Peggie Moffitt mixed with bleeding bright colours will take the audience on a trip through a rainbow,”
“I’ve created four hair looks, all with a different spin on Peggies mushroom shaped bob, and each individually cut and coloured to match each outfit. Essentially, the models will grace the catwalk in a complete coloured look – think, multi-tonal colour blocking - the rainbow serpent has come to life.”
Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett – Romance Was Born
"We are so excited to work with Alan and ghd again this year; we really wanted to take it to another level this year. We have been having a lot of fun looking at new shapes and colours, it’s very inspiring!"
Video - Motel Picture Company
Creative Director -Mark Vassallo
Stylist - Caterina Scardino
Make up - Val Garland for Mac Cosmetics
Hair -Alan White @MAP for ghd