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From short hair to cat eyes: The hottest beauty looks from New York Fashion Week

As always, the New York Fashion Week this year was bold, edgy and experimentative. We give you a low-down of what we liked the best.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 23, 2017 20:15 IST
Be it cropped hair,  graphic colour blocking or attached eyebrows, the New York Fashion Week this year didn’t shy away from trying it all.
Be it cropped hair, graphic colour blocking or attached eyebrows, the New York Fashion Week this year didn’t shy away from trying it all.

Fashion month is well and truly underway, and with the Fall 2017 shows wrapped up in New York, it’s time to take in some of the more creative beauty looks the city offered.

Short hair don’t care

Models during Proenza Schouler’s show at the New York Fashion Week. (AFP)

There was a distinct trend for pixie cuts, sharp bobs and even shaved heads at New York, as the models took a weight off their shoulders with edgy, short haircuts. Proenza Schouler showcased square bob cuts that skimmed the jaw, while Alexander Wang teamed cropped locks with bare faces and precise eye kohl for a 60s-inspired urban vibe.

The new cat eye

A model displaying Prabal Gurung’s collection. (AFP)

Forget the traditional smoky eye or feline flick — this season was all about graphic colour blocking. Prabal Gurung led the way with bold streaks of eyeshadow in bright blues and greens that hovered above the eyelids and featured squared-off edges. Oscar de la Renta used the eyelids to pile up multiple shades in a rainbow-like style, while Calvin Klein opted to focus on the under-eye area, smothering it with a sprinkle of silver shimmer.

Quirky details

Models wait to present creations from the Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on February 15. (Reuters)

Of course, it wouldn’t be New York without a few quirkier offerings. Jason Wu’s electric blue mascara clashed beautifully with his models’ two-tone crimson lips, while Thom Browne eschewed lipstick and brow pencils altogether in favour of appliqué-style pieces of fabric attached to the models’ faces.

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