As many a season has taught us, New York Fashion Week sets the stage for what's to come in beauty. Whether you're trying to keep up with Kendall and Gigi, or just want to be up on the latest trends, here are 7 things you're bound to see on the streets, Instagram, and red carpets alike.
At long last, fashion week is embracing individuality and thus natural texture on the runway. Backstage at Altuzarra, hairstylist Odile Gilbert simply zhooshed up the born-with-it ringlets on models like Pooja Mor, Binx Walton, and Frederikke Sofie. Similarly fuzzy curl looks were standouts at Tory Burch and DVF. And of course an honorable mention must go out to Texture on the Runway, which has been celebrating individual texture for the past couple of years!
The lazy-girl beloved half bun emerged as a street style favorite last year and continues to evolve from totally nonchalant to sneakily deliberate. At DKNY and Rosie Assoulin, the bun took a more knot-like turn—more structured, but still deconstructed with edgy, wispy pieces sticking out. For more control and staying power, we suggest opting for bobby pins in favor of the stretched out hair tie around your wrist.
We did predict glitter as a *major* trend for 2016, but even we couldn't have predicted the holograph "contouring" at Opening Ceremony, which consisted of painting the sparkly stuff along the jawline and other parts of the face. For more wearable ways to tap into your glittery side, look no further than the shimmery lids at Tommy Hilfiger and inner corners at Rosie Assoulin.
As far as cool-girl hair is concerned, there's a new must-have accessory—and it's already in your everyday repertoire. It's a shirt. So long as your hair falls on or below the shoulders, you can tuck your mids-to-ends inside of the collar, pulling out a few chunks for a casual, live-in look. It's also an easy way to get a lob-like look without going for the chop.
Whether you're working with natural lashes or falsies, they usually serve as a complement to the rest of your look. This season, however, fringe *is* the statement. At Jason Wu, makeup artist Yadim created deliberately "glossy, raw, and distorted eyelashes" (he used Maybelline's The Colossal Spider Mascara) so unapologetically spiky you can't miss them. In similar more-is-more fashion, Pat McGrath gave the models a double set of false lashes and kept the rest of the face neutral.
This season, we noticed three major nail trends: white and metallic lacquers, geometric shapes, and negative space. From the single strip of white along the digits at Delpozo to the glass nails at Creatures of Comfort, we're ready to retire our rainbow polish collection—at least for a little bit.
This season, designers had their work cut out prepping skin thanks to a burst of frigid temps in NYC. With the models' skin drier and more windburnt than usual, massaging moisturizer into the skin was essential. Backstage at Altuzzara, Tory Burch, and Prabal Gurung, makeup artists kneaded each of their model's mugs, and massaged them with their fingertips in small circular motions—starting at the center of the face and working out—to bring life back to the skin.