Sure we saw plenty of beautiful, wearable hair and makeup looks throughout the past two months of the various 2011 Fall Fashion Weeks, but sometimes it's the avant-garde ones that are the most memorable. Earlier today at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, designer Celene Bridge (as part of the LMFF National Graduate Showcase) decked her models out in animalistic head pieces, like this one, which is reminiscent of something you'd see straight out of Donnie Darko. See more of these carnal creations now.
She was set to be the face of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in September, but now Melbourne City Council is saying that 15-year-old Claire Quirk is too young. Councillor Fiona Snedden objected to the choice of such a young girl: "I have a fundamental issue about this. There needs to be a time when we stop and say, 'Is it wrong to have models this young?'"
The Australian Fashion Council supports the restrictions on models younger than 16 working at big fashion shows, saying younger teenagers were ill-equipped to face issues such as sexualisation, alcohol, and rejection. This move follows the recommendation last week by the British Model Health Inquiry that models under 16 be banned from London Fashion Week.