Runway Report: Charlie Le Mindu Presents Haute Couture Collection

Charlie Le Mindu presented his first-ever fashion collection “Metal Queen” at Paris Couture Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2013. Recognized for working with his favorite material: real human hair extensions from Hairdreams as a luxury fashion textile, Le Mindu blends the roles of couturier and hairdresser with a surprising effect.

This dedicated Haute Coiffure collection inspired by female musicians such as jazz/metal singer Lee Aaron and Nina Hagen, references the excess, glamour, power and sensuality of high octane 80’s fashion. Combining black and white geometric shapes in mouselline silks, Japanese leather and natural Hairdreams hair (30,000 black and white strands), Charlie draws confident, monochromatic silhouettes to express his vision for the perfect, powerful Le Mindu woman.

Coiffing with exclusive special-processed angel-white and asian-black hair colors created by Hairdreams, Charlie presented a masterful showcase of hairdressing techniques accented on each piece of the collection including basket-weave braiding, shape sculpting, contrast layering and for the first time – hair petals. “Hairdreams hair is the most organic material that I use for my fashions. It allows me to use my expertise as a hairdresser and combine it with my collections creating some of the most unique styles ever seen,” explains Charlie.

Working with Charlie behind the scenes of this extravagant show were fashions top high profile figures including photographer Ellen von Unwerth, star stylist Anna Trevelyan and promoter Andre J.

Charlie Le Mindu is best known for his masterpiece “hair” creations worn by Lady Gaga whose innovative fashion sense draws worldwide attention. He has an exclusive collaboration with Hairdreams hair extensions. Charlie also holds the prestigious position of Avante-Garde Creative Director for Hair within Harrods’ Urban Retreat Spa and is available for private appointments and consultations as part of their Elite Styling Team.

[Images courtesy of Skyhunt Public Relations]

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