Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fashion in the City - Dayton Fashion Week Hair Battle

Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week


Have you ever seen a Hair Battle before? I haven't. Well, actually, that's not true. I saw my first one last night. Dayton Fashion Week hosted a Fashion in the City event, which took place on main street in Courthouse Square. Read on to see!



The entire event was a blast! I was able to witness a short fashion show. Then we also tried to gather onlookers for an impromptu walk-off (winner got a Dayton Fashion Week T-shirt). People of all shapes and sizes participated in that. In addition, some of DFW's most active models came out to help get the crowd strutting their stuff. Lots of fun!

Here are some pictures from the pre-show:

Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
A fashion show shot!


Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
The audience getting schooled on how to strut per-audience walk off.


Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
DFW Model Sarah Sorg strutting back after walk off.


Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
DFW Model Iain Steele shows the audience how to manage accessories (sunglasses).


Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
Spoken Word Artist gets he audience in the mood.


Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
Onlookers trying to stay cool!


Hair Battle Time!!!
Fashion In the City - Dayton Fashion Week
So, a hair battle. From my understanding, there's a LOT of work that goes into creating these hair pieces. Each model actually ends up wearing an entire costume, more like the stylist is creating a character rather than simply "crazy hair". For example, the pirate ship piece to the right - the hair piece alone weighed 10 lbs, I am told. The outfit, which you'll see in the larger shots is just as elaborate.

So watch the video:



If you're wondering, the Caterpillar won the event - and I agree with this decision. To me it felt like it had the best use of "hair" in this battle piece. It wasn't necessarily my favorite (I did like the pirate ship and was impressed with the model's ability to hold the piece on their head). But all artists did a great job.

Lots of fun! Have you seen a hair battle before?
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