BIG BANG THEORY
Thick and heavy is back this season. By Sabrina Loh.
When talking about iconic fringes, you simply cannot go without mentioning Jane Birkin’s lusciously French bangs, which remain timeless more than half a century later. While bangs can take a varitey of forms— long and wispy, cute and fluffy—it is the heavy fringe that seductively covers the brow circa Blow-Up that stole the show this season. At Emporio Armani, Lutz Huelle, and Ellery, models sported thick fringes that were straightened to perfection, framing the face almost geometrically. At Masha Ma and Anteprima, the heavy fringe took on a more tousled, I-woke-up-likethis feel, barely brushing the eyes. When Bella Hadid debuted her heavy fringe at the CFDA Awards in June, her girl-nextdoor vibe was immediately transformed, as she ventured into edgy supermodel territory—proof that with slight tweaks, this update instantly adds character while complementing almost any face shape. A gentle arch softens square faces, while a graphic cut works for oval and round shapes. Curl bangs inwards with a straightener on low heat, or spritz it with a texturising spray then tousle with your fingers. Keep the rest of your hair easy breezy, or nonchalantly tied back Birkin-style, too.
A soft frame for the face
Graphic and blunt on the streets of London Philips MoistureProtect Straightener HP8372/03, RM439
Messy but chic updo
The de rigueur fringe at Milan Fashion Week Label.Men Deconstructor, RM69
Zooey Deschanel-esque bangs at Emporio Armani Autumn/Winter ’17
Bang-up job at Milan Fashion Week
Thick bangs with tousled waves
Paired perfectly with a chic bob
Ouai Texturising Hair Spray, RM115