This Old School Hair Accessory Making An Unexpected High-Fashion Comeback!
‘90s hair accessories are making their big return in high fashion and to be honest, we can't help but feel nostalgic about a lot of them! Case in point: Alexander Wang’s ‘80s-themed Fall/Winter 2018 show, where models walked down the runway wearing huge claw clips that remind us of our younger days when this chunky hair accessory was the go-to for days when we just couldn't be bothered with an elaborate updo.
During his A/W18 show, the designer sent models out in classic power suits, Matrix-style sunglasses and bright silver clamps made exclusively for the show. The clips, which were inscribed with the Alexander Wang logos, epitomized the show’s muse: Strong, in charge, and impossible to ignore. Slipped onto slicked back hair, the once-retro accessory feels completely reborn. And we actually consider copping some for four ourselves, STAT!
In an interview with Elle, Guido Palau, the hairstylist behind the Alexander Wang show, explained why this nostalgic accessory is new again. “I love the way that something that’s been around and has a funny connotation can come back,” he shared backstage. “Look at the mullet hair: Three or four years ago it was a no-no, and now it’s super cool. I love the way that something is reintroduced into fashion and we look at it again in a different way. That’s been happening for a while now, things that were considered not cool or a bit of can be rejigged again.”
With Alexander Wang’s stamp of approval, most likely, claw clips will soon become the most coveted hair accessory again. So if you’re ready to relive your younger years, check out these cool claw clips that are cool enough to wear right now!
In order of appearance: France Luxe Large Jaw Clip. At Nordstrom; Claire's Navy and Coral Prints Mini Claw Clip. At Claire's; Forever21 Glitter Claw Hair Clip. At Forever21; Goody Classics Big Bow Hair Clip. At Landmark Department Store; Alexandre de Paris Large Jaw Clip. At shopbop.com
Lead photos via Alexander Wang