Paris Fashion Week was the sight of Hair Artist Charlie Le Mindu's latest wig collection, Stronger, made entirely of Hairdreams hair. Staged at the exclusive Citroen DS World near Champs-Élysées, Le Mindu, a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga, showcased innovative, one-of-a-kind hair artistry -- wigs of Hairdreams hair in phosphorescent colors.
Le Mindu‘s inspiration was the infinite depths of the oceans and the universe. The highlights of the collection are enormous sculptures, each representing a creature out of the ocean world of strange extraterrestrial beings.
The catwalk was dark to make the creations visible with black light highlighting the phosphorescent colors.
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"I have never worked with so much color," says Le Mindu. "With this collection, I wanted to impress and not just show the typical color spectrum, but rather those rare shades that people can try to guess, but which they have never really experienced before – plus, I am fascinated by the dark. In order to showcase my fascination with the dark, I used phosphorescent colors that come alive in the dark." To achieve this color intensity, a high level of technical hairdressing craft is necessary, as Charlie Le Mindu explained, "the collection required several months of working in the dark with black light. Also, very light, almost white, and at the same time healthy, and well-maintained hair is necessary. This high-quality hair is only available from Hairdreams, which is why my team and I have managed to get the colors to shine in this intensity and diversity.“
Elisabeth Brandstetter, Head of Marketing for Hairdreams explains, ‟The hair used for this collection is of the highest quality, hand-selected, real hair in our top branded 7-Star quality. This hair is characterized through especially perfect, healthy condition with a smooth cuticle – the ideal quality of hair to reach brilliant and at the same time long-lasting hair color. We are thrilled that we could provide Charlie Le Mindu with the perfect conditions to create his new collection and be able to contribute to this fascinating collection.“
The exhibit will run through March 20, 2014 and includes last season‘s collection, Fall/Winter "Gold Sabah" including an extravagant wig that was just recently worn by tLady Gaga.