REBEL CALL Beauty goes back to black and edgy pierc­ings to cel­e­brate the spirit of punk. By Li Ying Lim.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Beauty Bazaar -

Haider Ack­er­mann Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15

The Clash. The Ra­mones. Sex Pis­tols. Punk rock was the beat­ing heart of the fash­ion move­ment that sym­bol­ised a re­bel­lion against the es­tab­lish­ment, and any­thing con­ven­tional. When it came to punk fash­ion, Lon­don was at the very eye of the storm. Vivi­enne West­wood burst into the scene in the ’70s with part­nerin-crime Malcolm McLaren, mak­ing drain­pipe jeans cool and rip­ping up bondage, S&M de­signs to churn out state­ment pieces. But more of­ten than not, mu­si­cians and work­ing-class boys with DIY fash­ion pieces and ac­com­pa­ny­ing pierc­ings, shaved heads and Mo­hawks, de­fined that era with Dr Martens boots, gas-sta­tion jump­suits, and mu­ti­lated leather jack­ets – a phe­nom­e­non sim­ply born out of de­fi­ance. The orig­i­nal brand of punk con­tin­ued to trans­mo­grify through the times. This au­tumn, the run­ways veered to­wards that trade­mark in­so­lence and in­di­vid­u­al­ism. Brit-cool make-up mogul Alex Box nods to this sto­ried sub­cul­ture of the city, say­ing, “There is a re­bel­lion this sea­son that makes make-up feel re­ally alive.” While the colour black in­evitably took cen­tre stage in homage to this trend, there was a de­fi­ance in its ap­pli­ca­tion this sea­son – oil-slick black mi­grated south to the lips as seen at Giles, Mo­hawks were tinged with pink, and ’80s punk nails were jazzed up with glit­ter.

Head man­i­curist of Sib­ling Au­tumn/Win­ter ’15, Katie Jane Hawkins (who is also the global colour am­bas­sador of But­ter Lon­don), did up the mod­els’ nails in what looked like ’80s lurex, se­quins, and glit­ter. In­spired by the col­lec­tion and sub­vert­ing what would have been ex­pected of punk (read – gothic, dark) nails, Hawkins says, “They kind of look a lit­tle bit UFO-ish so it’s all a bit spacey and rock ’n’ roll at the same time.”

In the mood for ’80s punk as well was Sib­ling’s lead hair­styl­ist Sid Hayes, who was in turn in­spired by Sid Vi­cious of Sex Pis­tols. “We wanted it to be re­ally fun,” he grins. “We’ve used the crimpers and brand new BaByliss hairdryer to cre­ate a re­ally fun tex­ture. For the lace-

Preen Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15

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