You will have worn them once, but perhaps it’s been some time since you considered bunches as a genuine hair option. Not since Mary-Kate Olsen reworked school-girl favourite plaits at the Met Gala has a childhood classic been more convincing of a revival, but Alexander Wang’s AW19 show was all about the return of sectioned, bobbled hair.
Bunches might seem like a sweet and sensible option, but this NYC show championed them with a new anarchic attitude that was more punk than polite. Nothing cute here.
Models including Fran Summers, Tang He and Hanne Gaby Odiele strode in Wang’s signature take on gritty, modern grunge with hair slicked tight in high-placed, poker-straight bunches.
Created by Vogue hairdresser Duffy, the look was reliant on several elements if you’re wanting to try this one all for yourself. Plenty of lacquer – slicking gel will help at the start – a fine comb and tough bobbles that will hold the hair up high.
The one rule? Keep hair poker straight and slick with a hair oil from root to tip. If you’re looking for that final touch to toughen up your Christmas party dress – we think you just found it.