Last Wednesday marked the end of September 2018’s New York Fashion Week – yet another season showcasing the latest collections of the biggest names in the industry, laying down the laws of fashion for the spring/summer 2019 season.
But despite Fashion Week’s name, it’s not only fashion trends that are established during this iconic week. With each new collection also comes the latest wave of beauty walking right down the runway, and VALLEY has pulled together the best of beauty moments from SS 19’s shows.
Brock Collection’s SS 19 line of feminine puff-sleeved blouses, sheer cotton fabrics and delicate details were perfectly paired with loose buns, middle parts and naturally textured waves and curls. Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s prairie-esque, romantic aesthetic, each beauty look featured fresh, glowing faces, natural brows and peach stained lips and cheeks.
Rodarte’s line itself featured an eclectic mix of leather and lace ruffles, bright metallics and both patterned and embellished florals – and with ensembles as bold as these, beauty had to be even bolder. Each model’s hair was pulled back into messily curled, flowing half updos topped with metal hair pieces and bunches of intricately placed colored roses. Flushed cheeks were paired with bold red lips and vibrant color-blocked eyes that pulled together each feminine, yet wildly graphic, fairytale look.
Inspired by his own experience living through ‘90s-era fashion, Jeremy Scott’s line was a blend of oversized fits, neon sport-mesh and leather, graphic prints and over-the-knee, lace-up boots you’d have to see to believe. Hair was left loose and textured – styled in long waves or left neat and natural, while face and eye makeup was left completely minimalistic. The real stars of the show were each model’s bold lip – coated in a purple-pink metallic foil and topped with loose glitter.
Savage x Fenty
Showing her exclusive line of lingerie for the first time at NYFW since its launch in May, Rihanna instantly became the star of the week with her runway show that doubled as a live performance. Focused on the celebration of all women, representation of all sizes and ethnicities was present in her cast of models. Perfectly paired with the range of style in Rihanna’s lingerie, was a range of beauty concepts. Some models stuck to their natural hair texture and color, while others were styled with rainbow-bright colors and bold updos. Skin on every model, however, was youthful and glowing, shimmering from head to toe – while lips, cheeks and eyes were flushed with bright, dewy color.
Tom Ford’s SS 19 line was full of structured fits and ruched and sheer fabrics, all tied together with pops of lace and silk fringe. The neutral colors and undeniable glam of the line itself was complemented perfectly with an iconic Tom Ford smoky eye – soft, smudgy and blended to perfection. Skin was left flawless and almost lit from within, with pink cheeks and a neutral pink lip. Each models hair was knotted into a low bun and tied with nude and blush head wraps – completing the strong, yet glamorous vibe this line embodied completely.
Michael Kors Collection
From the bright, tropical colors in sporty, yet beachy cotton ensembles to pure white lace dresses and flowing black evening wear, Michael Kors’ latest collection nails beach-resort wear. Each model’s hair was left all natural and textured, flowing in soft waves and kinks or wrapped in colorfully patterned hats and head wraps. Makeup as a whole was extremely minimal; each model’s look complete with effortlessly clear, sun-kissed skin and bare, clearly moisturized lips.
To check out these beauty looks in action, visit NYFW‘s official site where you can watch recaps of most of the shows’ livestreams right from the runway.