AUT Rookie Fashion Graduate Show:Hair Director Danny Pato
Four-time Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year Danny Pato designed a glittering array of looks as Hair Director for the AUT Rookie Fashion Graduate Show held in Auckland last November.
Danny and his D&M Hair Design team styled the looks for the show, a graduate catwalk event for NZ’s leading fashion design school. At 90 minutes and with 45 models, it’s the biggest runway show in the country.
“I love supporting these students,” said Danny. “Helping to launch the next generation of Kiwi design talent to the industry. The work they produce is boundary-pushing, creative and fresh, and I love working with them to design hair looks that help bring their work to life”.
For the show, Danny created a selection of classically-inspired styles – French rolls, braids, finger waves and ethereal buns – and completed them with a glittery finish.
“Glitter isn’t actually good for the environment – it’s basically microplastic that never breaks down. So, to great the glitter looks for this show, I sourced biodegradable glitter from The Glitter Tribe. I created custom colour blends, mixing them with Davines Medium Hold Modelling Gel and painted them directly onto the hair.”
D&M Hair Design and Davines have sponsored AUT Fashion Design School for nine years.
Hair: Danny Pato and D&M using Davines
Photography: Adrian Malloch