Solange Knowles is known to make a splash on any scene with her trademark take on politically-changed pop and collective of brushed-up kinks and statement brows, but today found the artist infusing Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s Spring 2018 runway with her ethereal voice as well as a revamped above-neck aesthetic.
Rather than dressing up her onyx curls with pops of pigment at eye-level, the performer opted to switch her signatures in favor of a mane of woven peroxide. Cat-eye shades added a dose of drama to an otherwise clean complexion, while braids of mixed breadths snaked artfully across her scalp before extending to interminable plaits, each bedecked in strategically-placed strings and shells.
The blanched change-up called to mind Kim Kardashian West’s silvered down-to-there transformation, though rather than sleek and tonally cool, Knowles’s bevy of braids skewed toward the funky side of the spectrum, its sunny sensibilities offering a languid transition into the autumn months. And while the moment may have taken its cues from the beach, we can’t wait to see how it couples with the season’s chunky knits and structured coats.