There wasn’t a hair out of place in Milan, although many of the spring looks were deliberately asymmetrical. At Missoni, Eugene Souleiman clipped black or blonde hair extensions to the backs of models’ ponytails, while at Emilio Pucci, Luigi Murenu opted for “sexy, tousled hair that’s sport on one side and glamour on the other.” Guido Palau had precise shades of blonde, red, brown and black tailored to each model’s locks at Prada, with help from colorist Josh Wood.
Milanese makeup was no less daring, with Pat McGrath’s hard-rock vision of black eyeliner and rosy blush at Versace, and Linda Cantello’s choice of diaphanous skin with viper-green eyes at Giorgio Armani. Blumarine makeup artist Tom Pecheux sexed up the otherwise demure color palette with gold eye shadow and voluminous black mascara, envisioning “a naughty girl with manners, like Courtney Love’s granddaughter.”
Lingerie shades had a starring role on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Tones of mink, soft pink, peach, terra cotta and nude played over models’ cheeks, eyes and lips, creating an effect that MAC senior artist Cher Webb called “natural romance.” “This is an incredibly elegant, wearable look,” she said. “The models weren’t rushing to grab the cleanser when they finished a show. They wore the look afterwards. When I received the MAC spring/summer 2014 forecast palettes, I realized that these were colors that I wanted to keep and wear myself; they’re flattering on everyone.”
Elsewhere, lashes got major love at Paul Smith and Mulberry, with the lower lashes getting coated in black in a nod to Sixties ingenues. An interplay of matte and shine was at work at Peter Pilotto and Burberry, as slightly sweaty-looking skin was offset with powdery pastel lips, while grungy, smudged eyes added attitude at Erdem.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty