Including lower lash liner, spiky updos and the ultimate solution to next season’s bad hair days.
In a surprise move, one of the most noteworthy beauty lessons to come out of London Fashion Week Fall 2022 was that you may not have to worry about styling your hair at all next season. The prolific parade of headwear that was seen in all forms on the runways, from jovial extra-wide brimmed hats to moody hoods and balaclavas, practically guaranteed that bad hair days need not be feared any longer. Those not yet ready to cover their coif à la Richard Quinn, Ahluwalia and Erdem can dip their toes into the accessory waters with a headband, as seen at Eudon Choi and Roksanda.
If it’s your makeup brushes you’re ready to take a break from, bare faces continued to be the trend du jour at shows including Christopher Kane, David Koma and Nensi Dojaka. But on the other end of the spectrum, a beauty rebellion of sorts was brewing, including a bevy of ’90s-era punk rock looks complete with generously applied black eye liner and spiky devil-may-care updos.
While Aadnevik and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi may tempt you to unearth your volumizing mousse and texturizing pomade, you can still play nice with your standby eyeliner pencils and pens thanks to Bora Aksu, Molly Goddard and Eudon Choi. To mix it up a little, there was still lots of the party-ready embellishment we previewed in New York, with a spectrum of colour (Mark Fast), crystals (Simone Rocha, The Blonds and Paul Costelloe) and a dynamic focus on the lower lash line, such as the graphic looks spotted at Ozwald Boatang and Roksanda.
Finally, if it’s a smooth-as-silk blowout you prefer to pair with our smoky eye (à la Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface) look no further than the throwback looks spotted at Halpern and 16Alrington, who along with Bora Aksu, proved that middle part supremacy rages on.