In terms of beauty, fans of liner and the exaggerated cat eye will be thrilled as they were all over the runways. Balmain went full-on with smudged-out wings, Fenty x Puma, also went for pronounced black flicks and at Valentino, went for a monochrome makeup effect with burgundy?cat eyes and a matching statement lip. We are so used to seeing the bold, brightly beautiful makeup that can saturate the runways so?when Lowe’s models came out with the ‘no makeup’ effect; it was a refreshing surprise. Yves Saint Laurent and Mugler also went for soft beauty with an emphasis on accented eyeliner.
And for hair, Chanel, Issey Miyake and H&M were all about statement headbands;?Chanel’s Barbarella-inspired ‘dos were topped off with crystal-encrusted designs worn over the ear (though they were also rather Tudor-esque), while classic black’medium-width styles were visible at the H&M Studio show. However,?Issey Miyake’s take on the hairband packed the most punch; the ‘headbands’, which were actually created from the model’s own hair and painted a striking blue-green. Soft, textured waves and curls were also popular for Dior and Nina Ricci.
Browse our roundup of the best PFW AW17 beauty looks in our gallery above.