Beauty is all about the details; details which are easy to miss amidst the general frenzy of a fashion show. It’s the clip sweeping a model’s hair from their face, the angle of a cat-eye flick which takes a look from retro to right-now, and the precise lipstick hue selected to complement a model’s skin tone. Here, discover five London Fashion Week beauty details that demand a closer look.
Burberry: “It’s inspired by youth culture, but it’s a much more elaborate version,” said Guido Palau of the beautifully intricate gelled hairstyles at Burberry, which he created using Redken’s Hardwear 16. “It’s almost like an Art Nouveau sort of pattern, I think.” Perfected skin – and on some models, a bold red lip – by Pat McGrath kept the look streamlined and classic.
Simone Rocha: In a show of true beauty, from the diverse casting to the gauzy layers and soft silhouettes of the collection itself, the hair and make-up looks at Simone Rocha were utterly swoon-worthy. James Pecis styled hair in gentle waves and swoops adorned with jewelled clips and bands, offset by dewy skin and deep-berry lips by Sam Bryant. Sublime.
Halpern: ’70s vibes abounded at Halpern, where Isamaya Ffrench created disco-ready eye make-up through colour-blocked lids adorned with gold leaf, reflecting the mirror-ball surfaces and sequinned detailing of the clothes.
Ryan Lo: The hair look at Ryan Lo, by Sam McKnight, was inspired by “Hollywood-kitsch glamour magazines from the ’50s”, with perfect mermaid waves set using the hairstylist’s own Modern Hairspray and Easy Updo products. Pearl-adorned clips provided the perfect finishing touch.
Molly Goddard: At first glance, the make-up at Molly Goddard looked to be all about the eyes, ringed with rebellious kohl to reflect the pretty-meets-punk rebellion of the designer’s famed tulle gowns. But in fact, move your eyes downwards to the cheeks, flushed with rosy blush applied low on the apples by make-up artist Hiromi Ueda, creating a windswept, weathered radiance that nodded to one of Goddard’s key references: Tess of The d’Urbervilles.