In this morning’s virtual show, the majority of models had their foreheads accentuated with heavy hair curtains. Some had black-out drapes — bangs extending entirely over the eyes. Others had their drapes pulled back — a.k.a. parted in the middle, with bangs extending halfway down the face. Some African American models wore their natural hair; others had their hair braided into what looked like Passion twists, with a few pieces dangling in the front of their faces. Models without bangs had their hair styled into an androgynous-looking chin-length style, with natural texture and slightly flippy ends.
Paired with the turtlenecks and tops with holes, the overall look was sort of … apocalyptic? Maybe? Who can ever be sure with Miuccia Prada (or Raf Simons, who co-creative directed this collection)? We know she’s too wise for post-pandemic predictions, but hear me out: in an apocalyptic future, we might not have heat tools or curling irons. We definitely won’t have beach waves. Maybe we will only have the tools to give ourselves home-grown haircuts or blunt bangs. The reduced-visibility bangs could even shield us from the horror of what is outside, although maybe that’s a little dark. The point is, weird hair is here to stay.