Beauty trend report: Fall/Winter 2014-15
We’re swapping the OTT studs and crystals for sparkly gradients, chunky top coats and metallic varnishes.
Libertine FW14-15, Laura Biagiotti FW14-15, Cushnie et Ochs FW14-15 (pictured above)
We love the colours and drama each season brings, but nothing beats a clean, perfected complexion. Seeing the number of models sporting this trend, clearly make-up artists agree.
Varun Bahl (pictured above)
Bring the hard-hold hairspray, wax and mousse – lots of it. The beautiful weave at Fendi, the impossibly-perfect updo at Marras – these are not just hairstyles; they’re art.
Zang Toi FW14-15, Antonio Marras FW14-15, Amit GT FW14-15 (pictured above)
You can't, nay, you shouldn't do without these three this season: Tweed dreads, monochrome bob wigs, bobby pins.
Zac Posen FW14-15, Rina Dhaka FW14-15, Chanel FW14-15 (pictured above)
The sharpest side-parts on the block.
John Galliano FW14-15, Myoho FW14-15 (pictured above)
Faces matched the trippy colours and patterns of rave prints in fashion. The neon flick at Chanel, Manish Arora’s riot of feathers and colours, and aqua lids at Kirchhoff are a few of our favourites.
Manish Arora FW14-15, Anita Dongre FW14-15, Julien Macdonald FW14-15, Chanel FW14-15 (pictured above)
Nude doesn’t mean pale. Find a shade closest to the natural colour of your lips (it could be a dull rose, muddled maroon or warm brown) instead of trying to pull off that unflattering – but trendy – beige.
Helmut Lang FW14-15, Ashima Leena FW14-15 (pictured above)
Ski-resort, tucked-in hair will be our go-to this winter for three reasons. First, instant bob. Second, it’s the easiest way to deal with winter frizz. Third, warm, toasty ears.
Paul & Joe FW14-15, Christophe Lemaire FW14-15 (pictured above)
Strategically-placed, dewy accents – on cheeks, temples and lips – mimic that healthy post-jog sheen.
Chhaya Mehrotra (pictured above)
Osman Yousefzada FW14-15, Libertine FW14-15, Anna Sui FW14-15, Issey Miyake FW14-15, Dev r Nil FW14-15 (pictured above)
French tip redux
If you thought you’d exhausted every possible variation on the classic mani, here are a few more to inspire you on your next visit to the salon.
House of Holland FW14-15, Chhaya Mehrotra FW14-15, Frankie Morello FW14-15 (pictured above)
And they’re back! Going strong for a few seasons now, it doesn’t look like the trend is going to let up anytime soon. How much can one do with braids, you might ask. But the hairstylists backstage find ways to surprise us every time. The coiled cornrows at McQueen: genius.
Alexander McQueen FW14-15, Etro FW14-15, Paromita Banerjee FW14-15, Satya Paul FW14-15 (pictured above)
Every shade of red
From rich pinot to fire engine, we’re stocking up on all the reds we can find. Only this time, instead of a perfect finish, go for a slightly undone, just-kissed look.
Tsumori Chisato FW14-15, Monisha Jaising FW14-15, Sabyasachi FW14-15 (pictured above)
Draw them in, paint over or bleach out – what will you do with your brows today?
Haider Ackermann FW14-15, Jean Paul Gaultier FW14-15, Yohji Yamamoto FW14-15 (pictured above)
Half a century after she made it big on the runway, the supermodel still makes her presence felt today with her signature eye look.
Prada FW14-15, Gucci FW14-15 (pictured above)
Hard contours, immaculate skin and hair, and precise lines – we’re in love with the stark beauty of the androgynous trend.
Aganovich FW14-15, Maxime Simoens FW14-15, Alexander Wang FW14-15 (pictured above)
The new liner
Tom Pecheux blew our minds with his fantastic trick –using dental floss to create the edgy look at Anthony Vaccarello – a reminder that there’s more to liner than cat eyes.
Abraham & Thakore FW14-15, Anthony Vaccarello FW14-15, Maiyet FW14-15, Kenzo FW14-15 (pictured above)