After a personal invitation from Giorgio Armani, hair icon Oribe flew to Paris for the designer’s Armani Privé fashion show during Paris Couture Week last week. To go along with the lunar-inspired collection, Oribe created crescent-shaped updos for the models.
“I thought, ‘Let’s create something very modern and unique that will complement the clothes with a fresh look,’” Oribe said. “A girl that lives on the moon. A girl that is allergic to the sun. A very space odyssey hairdo.” He continued, “Knowing Mr. Armani, I knew that precision was a must. Not a hair out of place. I created a helmet-like texture with an ‘Alexandre’ inspired chignon … with a moon top.”
For the show, Oribe tapped into the resources of his new brand, Oribe Hair Care, putting together a backstage team that combined his National Education team and select Artistic Directors from Oribe Member Salons across the country. The team included Luigi Bruni (Luigi Bruni Salon, Birmingham, MI), Adam Livermore (Spalon Montage, Edina, MN), Kien Hoang (Umbrella Salon, San Jose, CA), Scott Miller (Scott Miller Salon, Rochester, NY), Vu Montgomery (Obadiah Salon, Bellevue, WA) and Jordan Blackmore (Three Square Studio, New York City).
“I think it is very important to share experiences and I feel like we always see incredible hairdressers every time we go into member salons to speak and educate,” Oribe said. “I wanted a team that was aware of the Oribe brand and could use the products and create the look of shine and precision that would fit the Armani aesthetic. I was able to tap into each different stylist’s expertise for this incredible project, and the result was fantastic.”