3 New Designers Find a Muse in Unconventional Hair Colours

“Hair colour has always been one of the strongest forms of self-expression in beauty creating noticeable changes"

This summer, FASHION launched the Ultra Color Challenge with Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color and three design fellows from The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI). Each designer was assigned a colour from the Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color line, which they had to incorporate into their designs. Stephanie Moscall-Varey was assigned Ultra Color DB Intense Bleach, Alexandra Armata 326 Deepest Violet and Quentin Tecumseh Collier 462 Temping Raspberry red.

“Hair colour has always been one of the strongest forms of self-expression in beauty creating noticeable changes,” says Keon Zhang, Marketing Director for Garnier hair colour. “Our vibrant colours are the muse for and bridge between beauty and fashion.” In addition to working with mentors from FASHION and Toronto’s Ryerson University, the fellows collaborated with Roger Medina, hair expert for Garnier. “In terms of the [designers’ garments] complementing the Nutrisse Ultra Color collection, they’re bang on,” says Medina.

See how Medina achieved these high-octane looks below.

So what looks did these colours inspire? Meet the designers and mentors below.