It all started in 2012 when I saw Fka Twigs on the cover of I-d magazine with the perfect baby hair (spelling love) adorning her forehead. The kiss curls were something African American girls were wearing for years before, but this was taking it to the next level. Fka Twigs became a superstar and so became her kiss curls, finally inspiring the hair at the Givenchy s/s 2015 show. I wanted to do something bigger with the baby hair, like a web made of tiny waves, forming an ornament on the forehead. I parted Antonia’s hair in the middle and slicked it back. The wet look has also been a big thing in fashion recently. The baby hair has been something women have been worrying for and trying to tame for years. Now it’s time to celebrate their existence.
FKA Twigs in i-D. Photography by Matthew Stone. Hair Alex Brownsell. [The Just Kids Issue, no. 320, Pre-Fall 12].
Fka Twigs in another event (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).
A model walking down the runway at the Givenchy s/s 2015 show (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).