French Hair Designer of the avant garde fashion world, Charlie Le Mindu creates another head-turning show with his latest, extravagant collection using golden hair by Hairdreams! He presented his new spectacular collection "Gold Sabah“ at Paris Fashion Week on the second floor of Paris' Galeries Lafayette and a couple of days later at Fashion Week Berlin.
His inspiration for this years collection is Africa. This season, Charlie Le Mindu combines his talent of styling hair and wig-making art with elements of traditional African tribal culture, featuring intricately woven creations of experimental hair styles based on modern, urban communities with African roots. "I was really inspired by lots of different African tribes, but mostly by the Queen of Sheba because she is a really strong and powerful woman. I've always been inspired by the very intense woman," said Le Mindu.
The latest collection is dominated by the color Gold with soaring hair sculptures, that were created by Charlie as head pieces for his golden-clad models. Each was a celebrated, innovative piece of art – from a towering afro to a mask that resembled a totem and another of a woman’s face. The sculptures are all made out of genuine hair by Hairdreams, which was delicately color-customized in real gold; thus, inventing a brand new method to create golden hair allowing gold pigments to be permanently attached to real human hair. In total, more than 35 kilograms of Hairdreams genuine golden hair strands were used for this "Gold Sabah“ Collection– making this the most precious collection ever created by Charlie Le Mindu. [pagebreak]
"Just the value of the hair alone used for this collection lies in the high 6 digit Euro," explains Elisabeth Brandstetter, Hairdreams Marketing Director. "In addition, more material and accessories were used together with Charlie´s creative work as well as hundreds of hours of labor for the designer and his team. One can only imagine how much this collection is worth.“
For this collection, Charlie Le Mindu went back to his roots and focused all his efforts on hair and head pieces. For the fashions, he partnered with the well-known Japanese (London-based) "Queen of Latex-Couture“ Atsuko Kudo.
This collection combines the talents of two of the most experimental designers of today, whose creations are very much admired by style icons such as Lady Gaga, Grace Jones, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Lana del Rey and other A-list "Fashionistas".
The "Gold Sabah“ Collection was first shown on July 1st in front of a selected world-renown prestigious department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
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