|A cut above: Hair Designer Don Hau and his collection Legend. — VNS Photo courtesy of organiser
HCM CITY (VNS) — The 10th Davines Hair Show 2015 (DHS 2015), themed I Sustain Beauty focused on people whose passion is hair design, reflected in the art of the young pantomime Nguyen Hoang Tung, one of the few Vietnamese artists preserving the country's pantomime art.
Tung, in the role of the presenter, showed viewers a world that "seeks beauty", from the classical Forgotten Beauty hair collection of the 60s to 80s of hair designer Hoang Minh Tam to the striking colour of Legend of Don Hau to the world of wild nature in Reverie from designers of Allilon Education.
About 100 models, singers and beauty queens took part in the show held last week in HCM City. The inspiring venue saw more than 600 hairdressers, industry names, members of the trade press and artists gather for a night of creativity.
Nguyen Anh Tu, Davines Viet Nam's general manager, opened with a warm welcome speech, saying that the show honoured hairdressers who offered "sustainable beauty for people and life".
."Most of them are people of a very few words. They all silently care for the beauty of others," he said.
A short film featured architects and gardeners speaking about the theme of sustainment. The speakers said they were surrounded by beauty, and that beauty was as indispensable as food and love.
Well-known hair designer Hoang Minh Tam was the first to take the stage, with the hairstyle collection Forgotten Beauty, which was about awakening neglected beauty.
"The beauty of each decade is admirable but it's easy to forget other decades," says a press release from the organisers. "Tam chose the most beautiful aspects of each decade to create the collection."
Tam said the collection could be felt through three words Her – Him – Me.
From the 60s to the 80s, hairstyles were not that different between men and women. In the 70s and 80s, males singers had long and curly hair, and women in the 60s pixie short bobs.
The Forgotten Beauty collection was paired with the clothing designs of Kelly Bui, which were described as elegant and free. Organisers predicted that the hairstyle collection would create a new trend.
During hair designer Don Hau's Legend presentation, 17 models sported hairstyles inspired by the rise and fall of the designer's career. Wearing metallic dresses, the models, singers and MCs wore hairstyles without any accessories.
Last on the stage was the internationally acclaimed Allilon Education Art Team.
Inspired by the visuals of artist Emily Tan, the group presented its latest collection, Reverie, showcasing expressive colour and stunning cuts on 17 models.
"Each hair item is an exploration of bright and dark colours mixed together," the organisers said in a press release.
"Allilon uses the colour Mask from Davines to create the hallucination of getting lost in a dreamland, which sends the message of a painter – save and protect creatures of this planet," the organisers said.
Hoang Tung, the presenter of the Allilon show, depicted the theme of sustainable beauty in his own life – "a solitary pantomime" on a modern stage.
"Despite being alone, the artist still preserves and pursues his love of acting, and his desire to revive art in modern life," he said.
Tung appeared alone wearing simple black or white clothing, which he said hid his deep feelings. — VNS