All types of experiences inspire artists, whether it is something they see on the daily or a once in a lifetime occurrence. They then translate these visual impressions any which way they like. Looking at this collection – Corrosion by Royals Hair, you might not be able to know automatically what their inspiration was. Take the time below to investigate what exactly they drew their vision from; it will help you as an artist to come up with your own insights.
Colours and textures formed from the corrosion of different types of metals provided the vision for this collection.
Fascinated by how the surface becomes rougher the longer the metal is exposed to moisture, we were intrigued with the colours that form from the corrosion of painted metal.
Rust occurs when iron or steel, that contains iron, is exposed to oxygen or moisture over long periods of time. This is what we found most fascinating and we loved the colours and textures that appeared after this exposure occurred. We wanted to recreate some of these colours that inspired us and try and to also create unique textures in the hair.
Texture is the focus of the collection varying through really long and very short styles. Variations in geometric shapes, sharp lines and natural movement in the hair are enhanced with dual textures, incorporating wet and dry styling.
Makeup is flawless and natural - warm, soft tones around the eyes, and soft natural tones for the lips; the perfect accompaniment to the colouration and textural intrigue of the hair.
The images are cropped closely, no lower than the waist to lure the eye to the textured fashion pieces that are an assortment of white and nude tones with high necklines, textural lace, transparent fabrics exposing skin. Styling is the epitome of sexy, sensual, seductive high fashion.
Everything is tied together with a perfectly imperfect vibe, with lighting that enhances the colour work and texture; this lighting will elicit a light and dark effect on the hair through shadows and highlights.
The overall ambience is unrefined beauty, imperfection, rawness, movement and texture.
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Mannah
STYLIST: Vass Arvanitis
MAKEUP: Casey Gore