Servilles Somptueux Surprise!

On the last day of Fashion Week we were totally blown away with an amazing hair show presented by Servilles in conjunction with L’Oréal Professionnel at Auckland’s Viaduct Event Centre.

Titled Somptueux, the shows were a nod to L’Oréal Professionnel’s new colour collection and featured four inspired looks setting the scene for a creative summer.

Headed by Paul Serville, the Servilles Creative Team comprised of Kyla Rose, Steve Cockle, Jacqui Joe, Ivan Lee and Sarah Anwar. Fusing inspiration, passion and expertise to create one exhilarating showcase of brilliant colour, innovative cutting and spectacular styling.

700 guests packed out the venue eager to see Servilles interpretation of key spring / summer hair trends.

First up was a Black Swan-inspired, Feathers and lace with pink, blue and purple shades popping from beneath the dark hued feathers. An exquisite lace mask topped off with a weaved white bob created by Jacqui Joe and Steve Cockle was a stand out.

A swinging sixties Mary Quant look payed homage to the late Vidal Sassoon. Blunt bobs and sharp fringes reflected Sassoon’s iconic looks with a modern colour twist. Pastel Chanel-esque colours featuring pinks, apricots and soft greys added a feminine edge to the bold cuts by Servilles Academy creative director, Kyla Rose

David Bowie’s famous alter-ego Ziggy Stardust was the theme behind five models embodying his iconic looks. Ivan Lee and Sarah Anwar created dishevelled looks that were crimped and teased, creating maximum volume and texture. Pops of colour broke up the texture with greens and greys showing through. Through the use of stencils, Ivan delivered clean stripes to the longer styles

The finale (also by Kyla Rose) transported the audience to modern times with bright coloured pageboy cuts placed over tightly wound French braids. The look was then reworked by the creative team members live in front of the audience when the brightly coloured wigs were replaced with contrasting shaped oversized wigs.

The gold embossed Servilles capes were then stripped off revealing flesh coloured bodysuits with red sequin hands ensuring the models’ modesty.

"Together with L’Oréal Professionnel we are determined to always push the boundaries when it comes to what we do. Because we are connected to what’s current and fashionable, we have the freedom to be adventurous and take our latest ideas and inspirations to the extreme,” says Paul Serville.

"We drew inspiration by fusing haute couture and hairdressing, paying homage to the links between hair, fashion and art. We were fuelled by the notion of craft, exquisite detail and different textures using a range of materials from paint and stencils, to feathers and fabrics of lace and embroidered mesh.”

Margaret Petchell’s styling was a key element in the theatricality of the event and many of the outfits were hand crafted to create an accurate reflection of each era.