Beauty Trend Report: S/S14
by Ridhima Sapre
If ever there was a time to go short, it’s now. The bob makes a huge comeback, in every possible avatar. Take your pick: there’s everything from sleek and glossy, seen at Saint Laurent to choppy and uneven like at Chanel (we love).
Chanel, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Saint Laurent, A Détacher
MICRO TREND: FEATHERS
With thin, slinky feathers woven into hair like extensions or a gloriously OTT feather headdress, we’re getting our boho on.
Marchesa, Louis Vuitton
SLURPEES & SORBET
Deliciously bright tones of lime, orange and blue take us back to carefree summer days and slush-induced brain freeze. For the less adventurous, we recommend a pastel sorbet take on the colours as seen at Anupama Dayal.
Anupama Dayal, dev r nil, Vionnet, dev r nil
MICRO TREND: BLOCK BROWS
Bold brows get bolder as make-up artists backstage opt for a chunky look instead of following the natural arch.
Maison Martin Margiela, Rinku Sobti
No more playing it safe with a moderate side parting – we suggest you go extreme. You can either try a regular deep-parting sported by models at Kenzo, or create a pouf at your crown, giving the impression of an undercut style.
Andrew Gn, Paras and Shalini, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Kenzo
MICRO TREND: UNDONE WAVES
Somewhere between full curls and a sleek blowout, this lazy-girl go-to is now a runway favourite.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista, C Burani
Pantone’s colour of the year splashed big this Spring/ Summer. We loved it gradiating into orange at Jeremy Scott, as a brow-sweeping wash at Paromita Banerjee and as sparkling violet lips at Miller.
Jeremy Scott, Holly Fulton, Nicole Miller, Paromita Banerjee
MICRO TREND: WHITE-EYED
It seems a bit out there, especially if you’re used to your black kohl, but give it a shot in small doses.
Joseph Altuzarra, Masha Ma
We love gold for good reason: it’s universally flattering, it makes for great drama and it’s crazy versatile. Spring/Summer runways showcased some of the most creative ways we’ve seen it worn – on the brows at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, splattered across the face at Vivienne Westwood, on the lips at Aigner and a gold leaf-embellished, off-centre parting at Dries Van Noten.
Aigner, Rabani & Rakhi, Jean-Charles De Castelbajac, Dior
MICRO TREND: DEWY HIGHLIGHTS
Spots of radiance that highlight your best features replace an overall dewy complexion.
Nachiket Barve, Amit Aggarwal
Beautifully mussed-up at Rachel Zoe, Kahlo-esque at Naeem Khan, bizarre at Yohji Yamamoto – our braid-spotting this season has been anything but regular. Yes, it’s a spring staple, but there’s plenty new to pick from.
Naeem Khan, Gautam Gupta, Rachel Zoe, Naeem Khan
MICRO TREND: FLORAL HAIR ACCESSORIES
Because what would spring be without a healthy dose of flowers?
Dolce&Gabbana, Rajdeep Ranawat
As winter comes to a close, we move from pale to gorgeously warm skin tones. We’d recommend a tropical holiday to get the perfect honeyed complexion, but bronzer is a good substitute.
Vedangi Agarwal, Pia Pauro, Hussein Chalayan, Vere Wang
MICRO TREND: MONOTONE
Instead of trying to complement the colours on your face, stick to the same shade – try pinkish browns and earthy shades of orange – on your cheeks, lips and lids.
Ralph Lauren, Ohne Titel
From dagger-sharp stiletto nails to long, rounded square tips, from solid summer pastels to graphic designs, here’s a gallery of the best of nails, Spring/Summer 2014 edition.
DSquared2, Fashion East, Cushine et Ochs, Custo Barcelona, Tracy Reese