AW16 Round-Up

March 11th, 2016

March 11th, 2016

So many shows, so little time.  If you’ve been a little too busy to keep an eye on the multitude of fashion shows across New York, London, Milan and Paris, don’t worry – we have you covered.  We’ve gathered together some of our favourite looks from each city, and pinpoint some of the trends which made an appearance for AW16.

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New York

Marc Jacobs led the pack in sending smokey, smudgy eyeshadow down the runway, paired with ‘20s-style finger waves.


Calvin Klein, along with many other shows including 3.1 Phillip Lim and Narciso Rodriguez, went for understated and wearable tawny tones, subtle contouring and a groomed brow to frame the face.


Michael Kors loves his bronzed looks, but kept this show minimalistic with just an eye-catching sheen on the eye and touches of highlighter.


Highlighter played heavily in the Rodarte show as well, paired with a bold plum-toned lip, and flawless skin.


The ‘70s were still going strong at the Diane von Furstenberg show, where Pat McGrath used brown liner to add a strong contour to the eye socket along with lashings of mascara.



At Joseph, the girls rocked ‘80s-inspired, punky red lips, combined with bleached brows and liberal amounts of highlighter across the high points of the face.


Burberry were one of several shows which reached for glitter to highlight the eyes.  They sent out three different looks – a wearable nude eye, a smokey grey and this funky glitter creation.


We loved the matte coral lip at Pringle, paired with a subtle wash of taupe across the eye for some structure.


Val Garland created a line of ‘aspiring actresses from the Thirties and Forties’ for Erdem, taking reference from film noir and the Black Dahlia.  Wearable and effortlessly beautiful, it combines a glossy eye and a stained berry lip, subtle contouring and strong, framing brows.


The romanticism of the Alexander McQueen collection spilled into the make-up, with MU designer Lucia Pieroni describing the look as ‘moonlit skin and a little bit of unicorn.’  We assume the moonlight is the soft wash of grey across the eye, while the unicorn is the pinky lip and plenty of highlighting.


Val Garland reached for the Maybelline Babylips Balm and Blush in Shimmering Bronze to create the beachy, ‘shipwrecked’ beauty look at Temperly London.



Dolce & Gabbana’s dreamy collection was paired with a polished, pink-toned look.  Rosy cheeks and a pink lip played against velvety skin and a subtle cat eye.


Marni bucked the trend of choosing berry tones for their dark lip, choosing a rich maroon instead which played against flawless, luminous skin.


Pat McGrath stuck with a bold eye at Versace, using kohl and plenty of mascara to add definition.


A refreshing jolt of colour was seen at Emporio Armani, where models were sent out wearing colourful lash extensions to match the bold shades in the collection.


We were equally pleased to see a fun pop of colour at this season’s Fendi show.  Designer Tom Pecheux cited the Burning Man Festival as a reference when he created this colourful, swirling eye look.  For the models who were sporting sunglasses, Pecheaux added a bright lip instead.



In Paris we saw more of the bold berry-hued lips, this time a glossy version at Louis Vuitton, paired with groomed brows and slicked back hair.


Chanel continued the trend from last season’s show, with Tom Pecheux creating another unusual eye look.  Inspired by the brand’s iconic quilted bags, a stencil was used to create a mimicry of the quilting across the eye in soft shadows.


The usual rule of ‘lips or eyes’ went out of the window at Saint Laurent, with a bold, glossy red lip and dark smokey eyes which extended out almost to the temple; a look to be worn with attitude.


There was more glitter at Giambattista Valli, where silver glitter was used in place of highlighter to define the arch of the eyebrow.


Pat McGrath worked more magic at the Givenchy show, creating this bold look of bleached brows and an extended winged shadow.  A faint tone of purple ties the lips and the eyes together, while skin is left clean.


Peter Philips added his own take on the dark lip trend which covered most of the fashion weeks, choosing a blackened purple and lashes loaded with plenty of mascara for the Dior.




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