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3 Beauty Trends: Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

With the Spring/Summer 2017 shows now over, we take a look at the trends from the numerous shows over the last month.

Oct 10, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

We have traveled through four cities in a span of 28 days without even leaving the country and boy do we need a breather. As the editors and designers take a well-deserved break from being on the go for nearly a month for the Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear shows, we parse our favorite looks from Fashion Week and identify three key trends.

80s Fever
3 Beauty Trends: Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017


The designers in London, Milan, Paris and New York embraced the ‘draping’ technique with bold blusher applied all the way up to the temples. Another trend from the decade is the bright eyeshadow paired with vibrant lip color such as those seen at Kenzo (above). For a truly impactful effect, theatrical scarlet eyeshadow was teamed with statement red lipstick. Paule Ka went matching cherry-stained lips and eyes for a tropical vibe. Louis Vuitton and Cividini chose to skip the bold lips and instead made a statement with deep blue and red winged shadow that was brushed out towards the hairline.

Shine On
3 Beauty Trends: Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

Hood by Air

Updating the matte, clean ‘wake-up-and-go’ aesthetic that was popular last season, designers in New York added a hint of gloss to the conservative look. In London, Christopher Kane showed that high shine made a striking statement while Oday Shakar and Nicholas K in New York used strobing and highlighting as the basis for a wet-look makeup concept. Hood by Air chose to show that the trend is on point for hair too.

Crazy Talk
3 Beauty Trends: Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017


The final trend (for now) happened to be the bold, fun and often disco-themed lips that models sported. Fendi kicked things off with full-on glitter lipstick that was later echoed by Maison Margiela. Acne showcased holographic lips that shimmered between violet, blue and silver tones. Fenty x Puma chose to go with an iridescent beige-pink tone. A surrealist approach was used by Atushi Nakashima, who painted misplaced lips on the models faces.

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