While most of us are familiar with the trend of French plaits, a new hairstyle inspired by the effortless, insouciant beauty of French girls has been making waves. The French pleat takes its cues from decades of the past, with a rebellious rocker vibe that comes across as perfectly modern. On the season’s runways, this retro hairdo made an appearance with plenty of volume and tousled locks.
Photo: Giorgio Armani Fall/Winter 2016 (Vogue Runway)
At Gareth Pugh, models strut the catwalk with slick, greased back tresses twisted into flawless pleats. Meanwhile, the Giorgio Armani runway revealed casually windswept frizzy strands piled haphazardly on top of the head. Meanwhile, Kenzo’s variation of the trend resulted in a fierce, straightened ponytail paired with a French pleat that was reminiscent of the 1950s bouffant. With a definite 1980s edge, there was no lack of vintage inspiration in this hairstyle.
Photo: Kenzo Fall/Winter 2016 (Vogue Runway)
As we prepare for 2017, the French pleat hair trend just may be the edgy new look to embrace for a special occasion. Whether you’re at a rock concert or hitting the dance floor, the look of sultry rolled-up and pinned-back locks just may amp up your ‘do. If you normally sport long, wavy tresses, the French pleat could bring a change to your everyday hairstyle.