This series of videos showcases a groovy look from The Sassoon Academy’s Nu-Pop Collection. Like an imaginary meeting between Roy Lichtenstein and Edie Sedgwick, the Nu-Scene Cut and Color was inspired by the 1960’s art movement meeting up with modern day contemporary culture.
The city comes to life after a season of elegiac melancholy. New neon shoots are pushing through the cracks in the pavement and a spirit of anarchy breaks free. The latest Sassoon collection takes inspiration from the most avant-garde of artists: downtown New York’s Stephen Sprouse who put 80’s youth culture on the global catwalk; graffiti maestro Keith Haring who transformed street art into high culture and enigmatic hair stylist Christiaan, inventor of the buzz cut. Together these three pioneers and visionaries created a new visual language that directed the mood of the 80s and continues to influence popular culture today.
This season the look celebrates extreme individuality and unorthodox beauty: Sixties inspired fluoro outfits cling to lean bodies, wet look sequinned dresses bring to mind Debbie Harry in her Blondie heyday. Faces are daubed with incandescent kool-aid colour. Camouflage capes combine in a kaleidoscope of colour.