Pauline McCabe’s Shapeshifter collection plays with the same ideas explored by Japanese designers, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme de Garçons by Rei Kawakubo, and Junya Watanabe. Their fashion pieces are designed to change the form and shape of the wearer; more like wearable art than merely items of clothing.
Here, hair is the Shapeshifter. Changing the shape of someone’s hair can make them look and feel so different, like they have been transformed into a new person. We see sky-high hair architecture with volume beyond belief and sculptural shapes that cut into the air around them. There is also a more restrained style, with movement in the lower strands, whilst at the crown the hair follows the curves of the models’ heads.
Light and dark shadow play add intensity and drama to the work. Artistic and powerful. We love it.
Hair: Pauline McCabe • Salon: Rock, Paper, Scissors • Photographer: Jeremy Choh • Makeup: Hendra Widjaja • Stylist: Paul O’Connor
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