NY Fashion Week SS17 | Best of Hair & Beauty
The Spring/Summer 2017 fashion weeks have began, with New York opening the season as always. Over the last nine days, designers from Marc Jacobs to Hugo Boss have been showcasing their upcoming womenswear collections to the world’s press and a host of famous faces. As well as the fashion, we’ve kept an interested eye on the hair and beauty looks from NYFW – and here are our standout moments.
Vera Wang (above)
This season, Vera Wang showcased a predominantly monochrome collection. The talking points came via the heavy embellishment on the evening gowns and skirts, and the attention paid to silhouettes – corset tops, oversized sleeves and peplums all brought the simple colour palette to life. Backstage, the makeup artists reportedly had a brief of ‘no makeup makeup’, and the hair was just as understated. With the exception of the pastel pink locks sported by one model (above), hair was mostly naturally-coloured, worn loose and in a centre parting. There was hardly any volume at the crown, creating a pared back look that kept focus on the clothes.
There was a strong sports vibe to the Donna Karen New York collection, with branded waistbands and boilersuits both featuring heavily. The casual aesthetic of the clothes was juxtaposed with glamorous hair and makeup, with all of the models wearing a glittering plum lip and flawless base. Of all the hair, we particularly love the retro curls featured (above) – take a look at our Return of the Curl blog post to get the look for this season.
Fun, playful and with a strong 1980s influence, Jeremy Scott had one of the most creative shows of the week. From bright sequins to a giant replica toothpaste, there was a a cartoon-ish element to the collection, which also transitioned into the hair and makeup. Asymmetric fringes and ultra-rounded bowl cuts added an eccentricity to the look – though thankfully for models including Hailey Baldwin (above), wigs were reportedly used for the show. Bright eyeshadows and clashing earrings were the finishing touches to the innovative collection.
On the other end of the spectrum, Ralph Lauren showcased a collection that was much more classic and all-American. A strong Western influence saw stetsons and fringed detailing aplenty, but these were paired with tailored pieces to add a wearability to the clothing. Makeup was kept simple, with a sun-kissed glow that co-ordianated with the outdoorsy aesthetic. The hair was also minimalist; either loose and effortless or pulled back.
The final show of New York Fashion Week was also arguably the most creative. With almost every ‘it’ model of the moment walking – including Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn – the show was bright, bold and beautiful. The eclectic collection featured everything from animal print to Victorian ruffs, and satin hotpants to camo. And backstage, the inspiration behind the hair and beauty looks was just as diverse. With Harajuku girls, 90s rave and goth all cited as areas of homage, the models walked with pastel-coloured dreadlocks, bright eyeshadows and thick false lashes.
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