Sam McKnight is one of the most accomplished and well-respected hair stylists of his generation. His name is synonymous with modern, sexy hair - whether it's in magazines, on the runway or the red carpet.

He's won countless awards but perhaps the biggest accolade is the longstanding creative collaborations he has maintained with some of the best names in the business - Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight and Mario Testino; Karl Lagerfeld/Chanel, Vivenne Westwood, Balmain and Fendi to name just a few.

In the fleeting world of fashin imagery Sam's permanence is fixed in some of the most iconic images in modern history - Princess Diana's short, slicked back style, Agyness Deyn's bleached blonde crop, Madonna's Bedtime Stories cover, Cate Blanchett getting her Oscar, Tilda Swinton channelling Bowie, both Lady Gaga and her male alter-ego Jo Calderone plus countless covers and editorial stories of Kate Moss and all the supermodels.

The longevity of Sam's carrer career - over 30 years - provides a fantastic back-catalogue of references to bring to his work and it is this and his search for the new that keeps him so in demand.

SHOWstudio - Sam McKnight Interview

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    Moschino Cheap & Chic A/W 2013

    Say hello to the biggest trend emerging for the new season: punk. Seen here at Moschino Cheap & Chic, and as the name might suggest, it was most definitely a chic take on the trend. “I am calling this punk couture”, announced Sam when describing the mussed-up knots he was tying backstage. “They are a little bit spiky, a little unfinished, but still beautifully feminine”. Three models were treated to a flash of pink extentions for an extra rebellious effect, but the best part about this look is how easy it is to recreate: “twist and tie hair into a knot with a thick black elastic band that is deliberatly visible – it’s super simple”, Sam explained. Who ever knew punks could be this pretty?

    Read Sam’s guest blog for Vogue.co.uk on the look here
    See the whole collection here on Style.com

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