An Evening with Edward Darley, 13.11.17

The Fellowship held an evening with Edward Darley, Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year 2017, recently, with a packed-out audience at the Sassoon Academy in London. It was an intimate and inspiring evening, delving into the mind of one of our industry greats; discovering what keeps him motivated, what inspires his ideas and gaining an insight into the world of shape and balance at Sassoon.

It was the perfect blend of sharing both hair work and stories, trials and tribulations with the audience. As the first colourist to ever receive the Fellowship’s Hairdresser of the Year accolade, it was only right that Edward do three live colour presentations.
“It was great to have the event purely focused on colour and be able to share my passion and inspirations behind my work. It was also very humbling to have such a great turnout,” says Edward Darley.

Edward also took a breather from model presentations by sitting down for an interview with Edward Hemmings.

“Edward was received incredibly by the audience and they hung off his every word,” says Edward Hemmings, “he was absolutely amazing, and the evening as a whole was a true celebration of his amazing career to date.”

At the end of the evening, Edward wowed the audience by presenting a full collection.
“Within my presentation, I wanted to showcase the different techniques used across all colour pallets. There were two parts to the collection. The white looks represented a more Margiela and Vetements style, whilst the black looks represented the classic YSL and Givenchy designs. It’s been such an honour to be the first colourist to receive the Fellowship’s Hairdresser of the Year accolade, and to be able to take part in such a wonderful event,” concludes Edward.

Photography Alphonso Grose