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.

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    MULBERRY S/S 2014

    “Gritty” was the word of the day for the hair look backstage at Mulberry for Spring/Summer ’14. In a bit of a tougher take on the Mulberry girl as seen in previous seasons, the brief from designer Emma Hill for her last collection at the fashion house, was to give the beauty a bit of an edge. Accordingly, Sam doused models’ hair in Federick Fekkai Sea Salt Texturiser root to tip, “to add weight and heaviness” and then worked Magic Move Texturiser into the ends of the hair “for added texutre and separation”. The key piece of detail? An extra low, boyish side parting that worked well with the collection’s mannish tailoring and focus on leather. Meanwhile, make-up artist Mathias Van Hoof gave eyelids a wash of gloss, eyelashes seams of black eyeliner, and generous coats of mascara too. Totally British. Totally cool.

    Read Style.com’s review and see the collection here

    See the Telegraph’s backstage special on the show here

    See extra content and videos from the show on Mulberry’s official website

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