London Fashion Week has arrived and brought with it a multitude of exciting new beauty looks. These beauty looks are the most striking, eccentric ones featured so far. While probably best left on the runways, there’s no denying they are quirky, fresh and bold.
Vivienne Westwood was prepared to make a bold statement when her models stormed the runway at LFW.
The makeup featured was unique to Westwood’s show as stylist Val Garland brought graphic, punchy, vibrant looks to the runway. Models’ faces were painted milky-white, ensuring the emphasis was placed on the eyes and mouth. Eyebrows were redrawn in black liner, creating double brows, while eyes were widely framed in black. Eye shades alternated between vibrant yellow and blue, which was dotted around the eyes.
The lips were also exaggerated, outlined with black liner and filled in with a pop of red lipstick. The result was a cartoon style image that proved hard to look away from. Toni & Guy added some glamour to hair, modelling the voluminous style on Catherine Deneuve.
Over at Moschino Cheap and Chic, hair was centre stage with long bright dip-dyed tresses. The roots of hair were a yellowy-green that descended into oranges with red ends.
To keep from clashing with the striking hair colour, makeup was kept minimal excepting the heavy black eyeliner used to rim model’s eyes.
Hair also stood out on PPQ’s runway, drawing inspiration from Claudia Schiffer in her 90s heyday. Stylists created a beehive, wrapping hair in a hair donut secured with hairspray and pins. Some models also had multi-coloured beehives, using the same the rainbow hair colouring as used at Moschino Cheap and Chic.
The unique look offered at Holly Fulton was the ‘gap tooth’. Makeup artist Andrew Gallimore was inspired by French actress Beatrice Dalle and aimed to express the idea of ‘young girls trying to be grown-ups’. Gallimore portrayed this with the drawn-in black gap in the front teeth, created with a theatre product called tooth enamel. Lips were coloured with a punchy red MAC lip pencils in Vino and High Energy.
Nails at Holly Fulton were spectacular spectacular! Nail technician, Michelle Class custom-made the ‘stiletto nails’. The base was painted in Morgan Taylor Red nail lacquer with a black French manicure style tip.