A look at all the black hairstyles on the catwalk recently...
Afro hair is making waves on the catwalk – and, frankly, it’s about time.
Hairstyles that haven’t previously been embraced by the mainstream fashion world are now popping up everywhere, including the natural afro, the flat-top, defined curls and full-out frizz.We’ve spotted said stunning locks in fashion shows for labels like Prada, Burberry Prorsum and Celine – and we’re posting the hair inspo all over our Pinterest boards.
The black models walking for these brands have seen their stars rise as a result of wearing their hair au natural, with Jourdan Dunn, Karly Loyce and Malaika Firth taking over the fashion world and becoming some of the most in-demand names in the business. And Maria Borges became the first model to rock her natural hair on the catwalk in the Victoria Secret show 2015 which was so exciting.
Because although it may not seem so radical for black models to wear their hair ‘out’ on the catwalk, when you look back at the fashion world of yester-year and realise it used to be common practice backstage to hide afro hair underneath wigs and weaves, or force it into straight styles using damaging heat and relaxers to get a more ‘Euro-centric’ look, you can realise why this increase in diversity is all the more important.
Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Jourdan Dunn have all spoken publicly about the struggles they’ve endured with their natural hair in the fashion industry, so it’s particularly cool that in 2016, catwalks are showcasing an ever-increasing number of black hair styles for big campaigns, allowing the models to keep their hair its most natural form.
So if you’re looking for some natural hair inspo or you’re just interested to see what’s happening with black hair right now, check out our amazing gallery…
First up we have the gorgeous British model Malaika Firth, who walked the John Galliano Spring/Summer 2016 show with her natural hair slicked back.
You can't beat a natural 'fro as this model walking for Céline shows us...
Malaika Firth with her natural hair in the Bottega Veneta show, Spring Summer 2016
Another natural afro in the Ashish show, Spring Summer 2016
We love this short and simple look for the Burberry Prorsum show Spring Summer 2016
Curls aplenty here too...
Lineisy Montero walks with afro in the Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2016 show
Chanelling Grace Jones, this model pulls off the short and natural look last year
Model of the moment Malaika Firth rocking a slicked-back straighter look
This model rocks a flat-top in Burberry Prorsum fashion show in 2015
We love afros of every length
Another timeless style.
Versatile, short and sleek.
And the male models of Prada also sport their natural 'dos.
Keeping it simple again in the Suno show.
Short and blonde, we love this look.
Louise Gray is another designer who has embraced natural black hairstyles as of late
Jourdan Dunn shows off a smoother style with her hair for ISSA
Pressed hair in the Roksanda Ilincic show Autumn/Winter 2010
A model for Prada has her natural hair out again.
Shorn and smooth on this model at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim Week, 2015