Rapunzel—or, y’know, Lady Gaga—would be prudent to take notes when CuldeSac and Studio Marisol hold their hair-raising workshop at the Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole (C.I.R.E.C.A) this summer. With the natural splendor of the Domaine de Boisbuchet as a backdrop, the Spanish design studio and the professional hairdressing academy will be teaching their charges how to cut, tease, weave, and shape human follicles beyond their typical parameters.
“Crazy Hair” isn’t just an opportunity for creative types to play hairstylists for a week. Both CuldeSac and Studio Marisol also intend to explore hair as a raw material—one that also happens to be fraught with social and cultural meaning.
Could human hair offer socially conscious design solutions, sartorial or otherwise?
Could human hair offer socially conscious design solutions, sartorial or otherwise? The idea may seem a bit, well, hairy now, but considering that fashion’s love affair with fur continues unabated, it may not require a huge leap of the imagination for one person’s crowning glory to become another’s haute statement.
It worked for Gaga, right?