New York Fashion Week came to a close last week with its share of memorable moments. From Betsy Johnson doing the splits down the catwalk to Givenchy’s pearl-encrusted masks, the runways showcased the weird and the wonderful that is fashion week. The word “predictable” should never be associated with certain designers when it comes to to making a mark on the beauty scene. Pat McGrath redefined what it means to wear make-up, MAC artist Inge Grognard took contouring to a whole new level and Tommy Hilfiger brought hair braids back. NYFW might be over but here’s the bizarre beauty moments that still have everyone talking.
The “barely there” make-up trend was a biggie at NYFW with some models walking the catwalk completely bare faced. Hood by Air’s Spring 2016 show embraced natural beauty in a unique way by poking fun at the ridiculousness of the ‘contouring’ trend. MAC makeup artist Inge Grognard sent models down the runway with stripes unblended, saying she was appalled at the overload of contouring on the internet. Disturbed mostly at how young girls see this as a uniform beauty standard that they must follow, the goal of the look was to highlight the absurdity of this trend which stands in remarkable contrast to the soft, natural, minimal looks from shows such as Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.