London Fashion Week has never been conventional. It’s in the city’s DNA to be a little kooky. Yet even within its most out-there beauty moments (face-painted flowers?), London’s designers always serve-up a unique take on the season’s biggest trends.
The lips at Preen were blurry and smudged, as if the models had just come from a makeout session. The result could have been odd—but it was actually quite pretty.
Rich-girl waves and an intense smoky lid defined the beauty look at Julien Macdonald.
Pop of Color
Though the strong swipe of color along the eyelids at Versus Versace reminded us of the makeup at Prabal Gurung, it was actually a take on a similar look from last season.
The black ribbon trend seen at Tory Burch and Marchesa has gone international. At Emilia Wickstead, hair was pulled into a small half-up section and then secured with a black ribbon. At Temperley London, velvet hair bows complemented small black ribbons tied delicately around the neck.
The glossy, warm orange shadow and braided double buns at J JS Lee looked perfect from every angle.
Toga, Ashley Williams, and Tata Naka all showed their unique take on fall hair accessories. The first showed how gorgeous baubles look when piled on with abandon, while the second upgraded last season’s Boys and Girls pins to something a little more fitting for the direction 2017 seems to be going in. And the only thing capable of topping Tata Naka’s real floral decor is a face full of hand-painted flowers.
Pretty In Pink
Two takes on the pink eyeshadow trend, as seen at Hussein Chalayan and Bora Aksu.
Brows That Wow
We never thought purple eyebrows could look so delicate, seen backstage at C Saint Martins.
It’s not often a beauty look leaves us nearly hypnotized. Which is what makes the wild, fun, and visually striking striped eye look at Emilio De La Morena so special.
One Show, Three Looks
Orange, red, and silver nails matched the diverse lip and eye looks backstage at Osman London.
House of Holland always brings the nail drama. This season, they were right on trend with the gold star decals, which popped against the stark white polish.
Models at Mulberry had their eyes lined in every key shade of the season—green, orange, and purple.
You can always count on Mary Katrantzou to make a pop of color seem like the most innovative idea in the world. The unusual application—up toward the brow and then on the outside corner—lent an element of surprise.
The two looks at Ports 1961: crimped hair, blotted red lips, and skin that glistens so bright it could blind you.
Shades of Silver
At PPQ, visible lip liner, smoky gray shadow, and hair feathers (yes, feathers) made for one elegant and unusual beauty look.