When you’re in the presence of Fashion Week icons, like creative genius Eugene Souleiman (@eugenesouleiman), watching them work is like bringing art to life. Something as simple as a pony or bun can capture an emotion and define a collection, like Eugene’s new take on minimalism and texture for Dion Lee SS19—gritty texture and micro braids that subtly blend into the look. We were backstage to bring you the inspo, how-to steps and products below!
The Inspiration: Strong & Intentional Texture
The hair is, “not masculine, just tougher,” shares Eugene. “The intention is stronger. More assertive, slightly aggressive. It’s not a ‘pretty’ ponytail—there’s nothing dainty about this look.” The look is more motivated by texture than time. “There’s no era. It’s timeless. I wanted it to feel like something quite new and lateral but not weird or avant-garde in any way. There’s something there that shouldn’t be there, but it actually works,” Eugene added.