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Looks We’re Loving at NYFW

Just a week after the conclusion of fashion week here in New Zealand, New York Fashion Week, hailed as one of the top four fashion weeks of the world (alongside London, Paris and Milan), began it’s highly-anticipated semi-annual extravaganza. The event is running from 6th September to 14th September, meaning we get a whole eight days of fashion and beauty content to obsess over.

Six days into the festivities, the Big Apple has already served us with some killer hair and makeup looks. From the simple, yet elegant styles, to the elaborate and daring getups, let’s feast on some of the best looks to be featured so far…


On Cloud Nine

At Mansur Gavriel’s Fall 2019 collection, the models were styled in an array of earthy tones, like deep browns, greens and beiges, with some bolder pops of colours such as bright blue and candyfloss pink making an appearance. Keeping in line with the brand’s nature-inspired approach, garments were made from fabrics such as wool and fleece, with certain items decorated in sunshine and cloud patterns. This theme was also translated to the makeup which was relatively simple, ensuring all attention was on the bold eye designs. (Photo source: Mansur Gavriel Instagram )




Winging It

Chromat’s angelic models had their wings on display for their SS20 show (and by wings, we mean their epic winged-liner). Created by the incredible team at MAC Cosmetics, the overall makeup theme at this show was an assortment of colours and variations on winged eyeliner. Whilst some of the liner remained modest and monochromatic, some looks featured graphic designs and bejewelled outer corners. As for hair, celeb hairstylist Justine Marjan chose a series of different styles, ranging from sleek ponies, to buns, to un-touched curls. If any runway takes the cake for the most diverse model beauty looks thus far, it’s Chromat. (Photo source: Justine Marjan Instagram )




Refashioning the Sixties

Bringing back the sixties in style, Veronica Beard’s 2020 Spring RTW collection gave the era a modern, boss-babe twist; think pastel shades, plaid skirts and tailored blazers. The many Brigitte Bardot-esque hairstyles perfectly complimented the outfits, further enhancing the vintage-inspired yet contemporary, feminine collection. Those models not exhibiting the classic 1960s ‘do had blunt bobs and natural, tight curls, adding a little bit of fun to the assembly. (Photo source: Veronica Beard Instagram )




 The Weaving of Cultures

Paying homage to his American and Mexican heritage, Jonathan Cohen’s Spring 2020 collection was a literal lacing of cultures. After being inspired online by a Mexican blanket patched together with the stars of the USA’s flag, Cohen found himself with the catalyst to his collection. Playing the current hair accessory trend, hairstylist Laurent Philippon took this vision and created a physical intertwining of the two countries by plaiting the models hair with vibrant strips of fabric. (Photo source: Vogue / Bumble and Bumble )




A Colourful Afffair

Hair accessories and dewy skin were the two main themes throughout the AFFFAIR Spring/Summer 2020 collection by Rufat Ismayil. Each model donned an outfit of one colour, ranging from pastel blues and whites, to more vibrant tones of orange and purple, with makeup and accessories to match. Head pieces consisted of large floral clip-ins or to beaded middle-part accessories, with no consistent styling of hair. As for makeup, models sported dewy skin, emphasised with highlighter on the tops of their cheekbones. Similar to many looks on the runway this year, bold eyeshadow was the standout feature, in this case coordinating with the models’ monochromatic attire. (Photo source: Afffair.fff Instagram )