As much as we want to maintain our style, it’s always great to check out what’s trending in the world of beauty, whether for inspiration or just eye candy. So, today, we’ve got seven beauty trends from London fashion week SS21 compiled by Vogue, just for you.
Beauty Trends From London Fashion Week SS21
As seen on runways of Supriya Lele, Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane, Burberry and Emilia Wickstead. Following on from NYFW, the beauty look for most shows was all about dewy skin and minimal make-up. See the bare-faced beauties at Victoria Beckham, Supriya Lele, and Burberry for a lesson in restraint. In a world where health is a priority, there’s something to be said for that outer glow.
As seen on the runways of Gareth Pugh, Erdem, Simone Rocha, Matty Bovan and Vivienne Westwood shows. All the world’s a stage. At least it was for Erdem and Simone Rocha, whose hair looks took their cues from period dramas, with hairbands and ringlets respectively. Elsewhere, at Vivienne Westwood, there was an element of pantomime — a red nose, clown-like lips, and a painted white face. Then, of course, there was Matty Bovan, whose embellished masks that covered the entirety of his models’ faces were stars of the show.
As seen on the runways of Art School, Maximilian Davis and Chopova Lowena. Seemingly in response to recent world events, there were elements of post-apocalyptic imagery at the SS21 shows: demonic, mismatched and milky-white contact lenses at Art School, teamed with tattoos, bleached tresses and slicked-down hair, creating an overall menacing effect; monstrous prosthetics at Fashion East’s rising star Maximilian Davis; and tribal markings from future subcultures at Chopova Lowena.
The Classic red lip
As seen on Molly Goddard and Vivienne Westwood. During the second world war, when many luxury items in Britain were being rationed, it was seen as too important to morale to ration the production of lipstick. No matter the current climate, a good red lipstick can do wonders. Sex it up a bit with a high-pigment matte and a winged eye as seen at Vivienne Westwood, or freshen it up with a bare face and a lick of lacquer as at Molly Goddard.
As seen on Halpern, Emilio de la Morena and Gareth Pugh. Despite most nightclubs around the world being closed for business, Michael Halpern threw a fabulous party for his SS21 collection. With masks the new norm, it was all about the eyes. Think alternating shimmery mauve and green lids, offset with a vampy rouge-noir lip. Gareth Pugh adopted a similar colour palette, but to an otherworldly effect, teamed with crystal headdresses, feathers and a neon-green buzzcut. Elsewhere the Euphoria-effect was in full force, with Emilio de la Morena opting for a vibrant matte-turquoise lid for that added pop of colour.
As seen on Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Phoebe English, Roksanda, Molly Goddard. In among the bold hair statements, there were moments of quiet restraint. Long, barely styled locks at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Molly Goddard, and shades of grey at Phoebe English and Roksanda, speak to an overall sense of informality that we’ve come to associate with working from home and lockdown life in general.
Gareth Pugh, Charlotte Knowles, Matty Bovan. Don’t throw that hair dye away just yet, because bleached hair is still very much a thing. From a slime-green buzzcut at Gareth Pugh to hot-pink tresses at Matty Bovan, much like we saw in New York, it’s DIY lockdown dye jobs all over again.
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