As New York Fashion Week comes to a close there are dozens of trends to digest, but if we stick with beauty for a minute, we’ll see a penchant for high-wattage hair and dramatic makeup. Specifically, come September, prepare for a barrage of faux crops, intricate nail art and very moody mouths.
Approach commitment to your lock length like a New York man to a serious relationship: We’re saying, indulge in the faux-bob. A flirty, cropped ‘do is yours for the taking, until of course you change your mind, unpinning it to return to your regularly scheduled tumbling mane. Theda Bara inspired the marcel-waved faux bobs that Serge Normant sculpted behind the scenes at L’Wren Scott. For Oscar de la Renta, Orlando Pita fashioned a faux bob using T3 products for volume before fastening a bejweled satin ribbon around the hairline. At Derek Lam, Pita designed a 1960s-like teased, pinned back look on behalf of Phyto Professional and Beauty.com. Odile Gilbert’s take on the trend yielded a slightly disheveled texture at Rodarte, though a slew of star-studded hair pins added polish. For a flapper feel at Erickson Beamon, the hairstyle was smooth soft curls coiled with a small barreled curling iron and pinned underneath the nape.
Nail art swept the runways this season thanks to dozens of talented talon-tenders backstage. It was all about leather at The Blonds: Kristina Estabrooks for CND created multiple designs including patchwork nails or of leather, gold and black shards, fire nails, hand-painted skulls, portraits of Philippe, and even a Michael Jackson iteration. At Jeremy Scott, cyber rainbow nails took center stage, while groovy Austin Powers-like manicures rocked the runway at Nicole Miller. At Rachel Antonoff, CND’s Candice Manacchio replicated the fern design featured in the collection onto the models’ nails while at 3.1 Philip Lim, Essie Weingarten created an ominous nail based on the designer’s memory of the panel shading used in comic books: she used one coat of Licorice, then a thin strip of Chinchilly around the outer edge of the nail, which was highlighted with Blanc.
Emo or not, vampy lips are making a brooding style statement this season. Shadowy shades were spotted at Jenny Packham, where Talia Shobrook cocktailed maroon Laura Mercier lip shades. Pollly Osmand for M.A.C. Cosmetics created a dusky pout for Christian Siriano’s show inspired by bat wings, complete with a tiny point underneath the bottom lip for the full bat effect. Similarly, backstage at Badgley Mischka, the lip look paid homage to ‘20s German flick Metropolis and Gato used Maybelline plum-colored lipstick to create a dramatic face at Bibhu Mohapatra.