With the most illustrious and glamorous names in the industry showing at Milan Fashion Week, this past week was bound to showcase some of the most beautiful and enticing beauty trends yet for Fall/Winter 2015. Gone were the romantic soft pinks and windswept manes of London Fashion Week; Milan was about attention seeking, full-on eyes at the likes of Fendi and Claudio Cutugno, and alluring, kiss-and-tell smudged lips from designers such as Emporio Armani and Bottega Veneta. The overall ambience was a touch sexier. For hair, texture was everything with cascading waves and creative, dual-textured styles being explored.
Click through the gallery to see what trends had us chanting ‘Ciao Bella!’ throughout the week.
Photos: Courtesy of IMAXTREE
Make A Mess
Long lashes were in the limelight in Italy’s fashion capital this season. Undeniably voluptuous lashes were the focal point when teamed with bare skin and pulled-back hair at Claudio Cutugno, and, at Fendi, makeup mastermind Peter Philips maximized the spidery look by extending it onto the lids with chaotic, feathery black stripes under generous layers of mascara.
From intense plums to pretty pinks, the way to style lips at MFW was to blend color for a delicate, faded finish. At John Richmond, blackberry hues faded inwardly on the mouth, the lighter center making for a fuller-looking, worn-in pout. At MSGM, makeup artist Lisa Butler crafted the reverse, and painted color pops in the center of the pout, blending to fade outwards using Retro Matte Liquid lipsticks. Low-maintenance, yet sensual, this look is perfect for long dinners.
In consensus with the nonchalant, minimal-upkeep beauty trends that have worked their way across the Fashion Weeks so far were the relaxed waves seen backstage in Milan, like the ones at Roberto Cavalli created by international stylist Sam McKnight. But amidst all the waves was the striking, grown-out, sophisticated long bob – Versace, Christiano Burani, and Costume Natural models all stunned in this style.
Brands in Milan got creative with hair this season, playing with dual textures and styles for an edgier ‘do. Antonio Marras truly brought this to life with a mix of slick, masculine, gelled-back sides, kinked, bouffant quiffs, and brushed-out waves all in one. Wella’s Eugene Souleiman, who created the look, admitted that there was a lot going on as a result of drawing from a diverse range of inspirations. Others went for dual styles, like the half-braided ponytails at John Richmond, and mixing tones, like the singular gray chunks running through every model’s hair at Nicholas K.