Fall 2015 haute couture season is underway and as the beaumonde indulge in the fantasy of the imaginative designs, mind-blowing detail, expert craftsmanship, and astronomical pricetags, we're preoccupied with the totally relatable beauty ideas we saw on the runway. From leaping afros to summertime slickbacks, we picked seven beauty ideas you can totally do IRL.
Black models like Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, and now Nykhor Paul have been quite vocal in recent years on the prejudices that run rampant amongst makeup artists, hairstylists and casting directors in the fashion industry. So it was beyond refreshing to see Lineisy Montero and Karly Loyce rocking their natural locks yesterday on the Giambattista Valli runway — their crowns a reminder that black is beautiful.
Paying homage to the traditional black and white color palette of storied French house Chanel, each model wore an inverted French manicure yesterday — black tips punctuated their creamy talons. It's a cool, subtle twist on two classics.
The stunning "I woke up like 'dis" bedhead trend that Beyoncé's been rocking for years ago is still raging on atop the heads of Versace's Fall 2015 haute hippie stoner models. With rumpled hair held in place by rustic flower crowns, it looked as if these flower children had rolled around a few verdant hills before hitting the runway.
The '80s have had several comebacks over the years, but the spiky and choppy pixies at Armani Privé seem to forewarn that another return of this flashy decade's trends is imminent. Perfectly complementing the hot pink nails and lips that adorned the catwalkers, the chic cropped hair had a little more chill and demanded a little less Aqua Net than its predecessor.
The correlation between the rise of dry shampoo and the greaser chic pompadour found on Schiaparelli's 1940s-inspired runway wasn't lost on us: certainly a throwback, it's also the perfect beauty hack for the busy girl who *just can't* with a blowout. A simple side part, a dollop of gel and voila! Instant glamour. The best part? No one knows you haven't washed your hair in days.
A little dark romance never hurt anyone. With a black or deep purple lip, set off by a perfectly applied hairpiece, Maison Margiela's couture beauty showed us we needn't solely rely on a red pout to make a beauty statement for evening.
From melting makeup to frizz caused by humidity, boiling summer temps can make any girl feel like a hot-ass mess. Hence why Bouchra Jarrar's simple slickback seems like the best remedy. Scraped off the face, without a hair out of place, the designer revealed how one can remain chic and cool in a cruel summer.
Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.