And we’re off! Autumn-Winter 2015 Fashion Week is underway with a flurry of models frantically downing green juices, more smudgy eyeliner than in the Olsens’ dressing room, and a smog of hairspray creating a new atmospheric barrier over New York city! As always, the Big Apple is the first point of call for fashion’s elite (the buzz hits us at the end of this week in London) and it’s the first time we see the new season trends, especially when it comes to beauty. Here, House of Coco does a run through of the best beauty looks for next season at NYFW…
Spotted at Altuzarra and Diane Von Furstenburg, the new lip colour is neither super glossy or totally matte. It’s a blend of soft mauvey pinkness with a wintery, metallic finish to give the perfect transitional lip. Think a little concealer on the lips, blurred around the edge of the lipline, followed by a light slick of gloss to give a misty, frosted look. And there you have it… You’re SO next season!
After Victoria Beckham instagrammed this image of one of her models wearing a slightly disturbing white mask, everyone was questioning ‘what is this new beauty look we see?!’ but don’t worry, it only temporarily turns the most beautiful faces into Hannibal Lecter and they’re not to be seen beyond backstage. These sheet masks give an intense hit of hydration and radiance to the skin and are just another beauty hero that’s come over from Korea – they’ve been popular with South Korean women for years. A sheet mask is basically a single-use sachet, with a piece of cotton cut to fit the contours of your face, soaked in nourishing, smoothing and glow-giving serum. Send them our way please!
Prabal Gurung X Sally Hansen
New Product Alert! Prabal Gurung’s latest collaboration with nail brand Sally Hanson was revealed backstage by NYC manicurist Jin Soon to rapturous applause from models and editors alike. The chic slate ‘Concrete Jungle’ was chosen for the show, while some model nails were topped with an extra stripe of the navy ‘Midnight Affair.’ Out in autumn, we’ll be bagging the lot.
Leather Hair Accessories
We saw metal ring hair adornments at Dior earlier this year and now we have leather bands at Derek Lam. It looks like AW15 is all about hair accessories using new and unusual materials. To recreate this look at home, simply find an old cut off from some leather or suede material and tie it around a low ponytail for an instant high-fashion feel done on a budget.
‘We went for a disheveled sweep of black eyeliner with a dab of burgundy in the middle of the lower lash line’, explained top makeup artist Pat McGrath. This is the look the models wore for the Victoria Beckham show earlier this week in New York. It’s similar to the smudgy rock chic beauty we’ve seen for many seasons now but the addition of a little colour makes a fresh alternative to the usual grunge liner. Party girls take note – this is your new season eye.
Low Tied Buns
Finally, super tight top-knots could be on the way out (here, your scalp breaths a sigh of relief)! At DVF, session stylist Orlando Pita used the brand new TRESemmé Get Sleek Creation Spray, £3.99 to style hair smooth before using his fingertips to pull hair back into nonchalant knot. The key is to keep it loose and tied low at the nape of the neck then flip the hair round into a messy knot bun. Perfect party hair for girls in a rush!
MAC AW15 Trend Palettes
Makeup artists Tom Pecheux and Val Garland raved about the MAC Autumn Winter Trends Palette that they were busy trialling backstage at Herve Leger and Altuzarra this week. Both used the earthy brown ‘Calypso’ you can see on the top right to dress model eyelids. We’re not sure what looks can be created with the other bold shades but we’ll sure have fun trying!