Now that the 2017 fashion forecast has ended, we have an impression of what’s trending in the world of beauty and fashion. Here’s a look at what we’ve seen on the runway. This year, we took a huge bounce back into fashion with flashbacks of the renaissance period, 90s rebellion, and modern day artistic expression.
- Descriptive eyes: Everything from Christian Siriano to Alexis Mabille, we’re noticing oodles of paint spills on the eyes. The direction was headed towards the eyes this year, with random smears and smudges of color around the eyes and to the cheekbones. Christian Siriano’s makeup artist, Polly Osmond for MAC Cosmetics, mentioned the graphic eye for the fall collection represented the current civil state of our country, with amber colors expressing Nevada’s desert valley. The collection portrayed a sense of sadness and liberation to rise for what we believe in. And did I mention, there’s a hike in yellow and pinks on the runway, with lashes all about! All very super “anti-autumn.”
- Lots of glow / strokes of color – With designers like Adam Selman and Erin Fetherston, we’re seeing new twists to gloss and sheen. Skin is as dewy as ever, but gloss isn’t just transparent, like in 2016; it now has a tint of color dispersed on the cheeks, with high pigment gloss on eyes and lips too. Say bye-bye to matte, flat blahs.
- Murky lips: designers like La Perla and Jill Stuart tested oxblood colors, some glossy, some smudged and stained. We’re also noticing a trend with smeared bright lipstick on the runway, like designers Gypsy Sport and Au Jour Le Jour. 2017 is all about breaking out of the shell of flawless character.
- Out of the Shower Hair – Maison Margiela was the designer accountable for showcasing models with literally wet hair on the runways. We’re also seeing natural textures of skin and hair with Dior’s Couture premiere. It’s the no-makeup-makeup done with almost no makeup! We love that there’s more concentration on the nature of humans, fixing on textures and precise details.
5. Eruption of Color – The runways were super fun with lots of color bursts on the face and fashions, especially with designers like Mulberry and Anna Sui’s 90s rocker outfits. You’ll see random shapes, both cut finely and unplanned brush strokes of color to symbolize breaking out of the social norms of perfectly defined everything.
- Minimalist Geometric Print Eyeliners: We’ve seen lots of 90-degree angles with the liner trends on the runways. Designers like Chanel and Giambattista Valli showing us the power of a single stroke. Who knew a line could mean everything? The geometrical designs show that the look is prospective and organized, soo 2018.
- Glam Expressions and Brows – We have everything from designers like Marni to Trussardi that show club girl vibes, 60s mod girl, to even romantic horror on the runway (Osman). With such amazing runway looks, we can’t forget to have fun with ourselves, not to be too serious, and celebrate art in all its forms!
Images from Elle, Fashionisers, Harper’s Bazaar and Getty Images , Fall/Winter 2017 Makeup Trends