After any major event there comes a period of quiet contemplation, when onlookers think about what has passed. Apparently, London Fashion Week is no different. As the week draws to a close and the excitement in the capital dies down, women across the globe (including here at Wahanda HQ) are mulling over the various looks they’ve seen this past week and deciding which they can’t wait to try and which they’ll be avoiding next season - we’re thinking of steering clear of Westwood’s painted faces. Sorry Vivienne.
If you haven’t been keeping up with all of this week’s hair partings, lipstick shades and nail art designs don’t worry, we’ve put together this round up of the most significant beauty looks for next season. Roll on autumn…did we really just say that?
- Fringes look set to be a big trend yet again next season with winges (that’s ‘wig fringes’) stealing the show at Michael Van Der Ham and extreme bowl cut fringes complementing neutral make up at Mary Katrantzou.
- For something a little easier to wear, Burberry and Topshop Unique kept hair long and flowing with a centre parting while Mulberry went for something similar although tucking ends into collars where possible. Hair at Paul Smith was similarly low maintenance, although parted firmly to the side.
- In terms of up dos there was a lot of variation, from schoolgirl plaits at Matthew Williamson, to prim and proper Hitchcock inspired dos at Temperley and downright messy at Julien Macdonald and Clements Ribeiro.
- The classic French manicure was given a 2013 update by the likes of Holly Fulton, who opted for red nails with black tips, and Sister By Sibling who went for a pastel blue and pink combination that we think will look great in spring .
- Nail art looks set to be as big in 2013 as it was in 2012. Louise Gray decorated her models’ nails with newspaper print, while House of Holland introduced the concept of matching your nails to your bag and shoes with tortoiseshell talons.
- In terms of polish, classic shades look set to be big next season. We've mentioned the nude nail trend before and according to Erdem it's going to be big throughout the year. However, it was the ruby red at Burberry that got us most excited as models wore ‘Oxblood a brand new shade from the brand that we can't wait to get our hands on.
- It seemed to be a case of all or nothing in the lip department this week as many designers decided to leave lips neutral while others, including Holly Fulton and Antonio Beradi, went for bold red, and Moschino Cheap and Chic completed its punky look with black lipstick.
- When it came to eyes, Topshop Unique stole the show, continuing this season’s aquatic trend with lots of bold, blue shadow. Brown eyes also featured heavily with Mulberry lining eyes with shades of chocolate as part of a sultry 1970s look, and Jonathon Saunders who smudged the shade for a smokey effect.
- If you like your autumn/winter make up with a little drama look no further than Louise Gray's up-all-night look complete with smudged lips and painted eyes, that make-up artist James O'Riley described as “beautiful, imperfect make-up”. Similarly dramatic, Michael Van Der Ham went for full-on black eyes but Vivienne Westwood (unsurprisingly) took the crown by painting doll faces onto her models. Striking, but not for the faint-hearted.
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Image from Topshop Blog, Inside-Out