Acclaimed fashion hair stylist and music video director Peter Gray brought his sculptural hair show to the Asia Beauty Expo recently held in Tokyo. The Peter Gray x Masa Honda Hair Show, now in its second year, is a collaboration between Gray and his former assistant Honda. Stylists Nicola Formichetti, Patti Wilson and Robbie Spencer were among the seventeen stylists invited to customize a men’s jumpsuit for the streetcast models to wear. Why stylists? “I think designers have got so big today that they’re often lacking creativity and need stylists to do their things. That’s why we came up with the concept of Customizer as a new designer,” Gray explained in an interview with Dazed Digital.
Recent Parsons and Central Saint Martins alumni, such as Jackie Lee, Paula Cheng and Thomas Tait, were also invited to showcase their avant garde fashions to complement the couture hair. “We wanted to create real architectural hair, without it being ‘show’ type hair. Something with an editorial quality, but also juxtaposed with good fashion.”
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