Pure, an exciting collection by Patrick Cameron. The mood of Patrick Cameron’s new collection is one of timeless composure and restrained elegance. Pure is a beautiful collection evoking a great sense of occasion but still retaining an essential element of fun. With a hint of bridal, a nod to the formal debutante ball and a shameless flirtation with cocktail vogue, the collection is utterly feminine and of lasting glamour.
The gowns are flattering, sculpted silhouettes that are achieved by folding, pleating and twisting of layers of white fabric, enveloping the body in an exquisite fashion. There is a fleeting reference to mid 20th-century silver-screen style icons and formal high-society portraiture, but Pure is essentially a modern collection and celebrates a delightful special moment through today’s aesthetic sensibilities.
The hair is glamorous and worked with classic techniques but the finish and volumes are contemporary. Multi-strand braiding gives a wonderful woven texture to large chignons, and loosely twisted wide sections of hair lift gracefully from the contour of the head to create a romantic interpretation of the urban mohawk. Soft curls are ingeniously placed to simulate a stylised bob or gently braided to achieve a luxurious sculpture at the back.
Small asymmetric chignons are created from inverted pleats or from entwined decorative strands that gracefully follow the shape of the head. This dazzling ensemble of styles, together with the elegant couture, makes “Pure” a collection of cinematic quality that is guaranteed to be a real crowd-pleaser. All the techniques are demonstrated step by step with Patrick’s trademark unique craftsmanship, showing the real artistry of dressing long hair.
Hair by: Patrick Cameron
Make up: Alison Chesterton
Photography: Alistair Hughes
Couture: Marco Erbi
Products: Wella System Professional