Fashion Weeks don’t just forecast fashion styles; they also outline the looks when it comes to hair and makeup. Fashion Weeks in New York and London have appreciated a slate of unconventional and shockingly simple, barely there looks that focused on wildly natural hair and dewy skin. Here are 5 style trends that we do recommend you look into this festive season
GO FOR GOLD
All that glitters is gold after all. At LFW S/S 2017, Donatella Versace made use of metallic and gold eye shadows to go with contrasting colors for her Versus collection. As winter introduces a breeze of festivities and weddings, no matter what colour you wear, just a tinge of gold in your make up will enhance the look of your clothes and make your appearance all the more formal. A touch of golden eye shadow in matte or a dab of shimmer on the cheekbones can create a sleek look that will last through the night. You can either go for dull gold for more depth, or bright gold for a shimmer that’ll cast you as disco queen.
Karachi may not get snow, or even a proper winter for that matter, but we sure can experiment with the abundance of fresh flowers. The ‘Flower Power’ beauty look created at London Fashion Week by Val Garland for MAC at the Preen made use of flowers pressed on the models’ faces and bodies. Now, obviously we do not recommend going for the look on your face, but you can use the idea on your hair. Instead of using the usual fresh flowers for a summery look, go for dried/pressed ones like Preen did to go with their S/S17 theme. Moreover, you can use the flowery theme as an inspiration for nail art.
BACK TO BLACK
Vera Wang may be famous mainly for her PRETTY couture collections but this time around at NYFW, she had just three words to say: “Black, Black & Black!” There is not a better way to welcome winter than with the dark colors such as black, dark brown and navy. In a season where most designers are using bright colors and neons, Wang created a statement look on her models by introducing simple and dark clothes with naturally dressed hair. The look, however, was fabulously nude and natural with a focus on air brushed hair, dewy skin and clear contours. This is when it would help to have good bone structure.
Fashion weeks have seen many a bold lip this season but it has been accompanied by gloriously fresh and nude skin. Mary Katrantzou, one of our favourite modern-day designers, may have put out a customary kaleidoscopic collection but when it came to the face, the focus was on the lip. Pure, bold and vibrant slashes of lip paint. Stunning. Katrantzou’s stylist pepped things up with fluoro-bright lipstick in one of three shades – a hot pink, bold orange or a tomato red. They are must-have shades in your vanity!
When it came to hair, this fashion week circuit has been playing all its wild cards. There has rarely been a coiffed or customized, preened look – no top knots and over-styled hair reminiscent of the Victorian era – but hair has appeared to be saying: “I spent summer at the beach!” Accompanied by the nude look that has been making waves on the runway, the look was certainly wild and natural. Hair at Simon Rocha was youthful and disheveled. Models at JW Anderson wore their hair side parted and loosely waved. The House of Holland created mussed up, loose ponytails and braids and Marchesa created slick styles that were held down at the crown.