New York Fashion Week is Here!

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Gordon Beauty Blogger

Trend-setters and trend-followers alike have been waiting for this week all summer. It’s the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Hard-working designers will be debuting their spring/summer 2015 collections on the runway all week long.

While this week is dedicated to amazing clothes, there is more to the shows than that. Hair and makeup play a critical role in all the looks. So, for this blog post we will be examining the hairstyles and makeup looks we have seen in New York so far.

BCBG Max Azria kicked off the week with romantic patterns and loose silhouettes. With almost all of the outfits’ hemlines reaching the ground, the models’ hair was kept long as well. There were middle parts and wispy straight strands that mirrored the flowing dresses.

The Honor ready-to-wear collection showed an intense cat-eyed makeup look that we are obsessed with. A bright blue, thick smear of shadow highlighted the models’ eyes. While this look screams spring/summer, we think a version of it can be worn into the fall with a different color. The cat-eye creates a feminine appeal that matches the girly and almost retro feel of the clothing. A glossy lip completed the makeup look for this show.

Kaelen’s spring collection played with middle parts, nude lips and bold brows. Typically, a nude lip is paired with a more intense eye, but the models at Kaelen had a nude lip with an almost nude eye as well. This barely-there makeup look creates a young feel, but it was offset by statement eyebrows. The middle-parted hair makes an appearance again. Could this be a new trend?

We think Coach is single-handedly bringing bangs back. Their playfully preppy spring collection has everyday pieces that are all appropriately accompanied by a chic set of side bangs. We especially like this style of fringe because one’s hair can easily be partitioned into a deep side part to create the look. No cutting necessary. Maybe we won’t part our hair as deep, but this look can definitely be achieved with no fuss.