There's no greater litmus test of what's cool in hair trends or bang on in beauty than the stylish habits of London Fashion Week's front row. From Alexa Chung's chic experiments with a subtle smoky eye (quelle surprise, she pulled it off with aplomb) to Karlie Kloss's bold boxer braids, we've rounded up the most daring A-list trends and understatedly elegant makeup twists to trial straight away.
Scroll down to see 17 of the hottest looks fresh from #LFW!
Queen of switching her style from off-duty daytime chic to after-hours cool, Alexa Chung amplified her look with a subtle smoky eye. With delicate smudges of soft bronze eyeshadow and a light touch of bronzer at the top of her cheekbones, the star's party look was dialled down with a slick, centre-parted updo. Copy that.
Ever-cool Olivia Palermo matched her nail enamel to her navy blue accessories for a polished, coordinated finish. As for her signature hairstyle, our street style favourite did a central-parted updo but mixed things up with black kohl eyeliner on the upper and lower lids. For the ultimate understated finish, Palermo wore a soft blush pink lipstick that accentuated her pout without a smidge of overkill.
Front row favourite Amber Le Bon is well versed in setting herself apart from the crowds. This show season, the model swapped her signature glossy brown locks for a grungy, light-pink tint that channeled Kurt Cobain cool. Go for this daredevil hair hue if you need to juxtapose coquettish dresses or take a beauty vacation from the norm.
While the rest of the fashion week pack braided their hair, Naomi Campbell let hers loose in an abundant flurry of waves. Complete with a slick of liner and a dewy, blushed cheek, the model made it clear why she's an original super.
The unofficial hair uniform of fashion's coolest women was firmly declared as a London habit too when Karlie Kloss graced the Topshop Unique FROW in perfect boxer braids. With a raised lift from the top of her hairline down to the tightly plaited pigtails, the supermodel's interpretation of the trend was slick rather than messy. Where Karlie went for a pretty makeup look, Jourdan Dunn on the other hand chose to rock an oversize wing of liner: A surefire trend for AW 16 judging by the number of times we've seen the look backstage.
Front row at Burberry A/W 16, Rosie H-W oozed effortless sex appeal with bronzed smokey eyes, a slick of nude lipstick and ombre hair parted perfectly in the centre of her hairline.
Laura Haddock oozed natural glamour with her matte pale rose pink lipstick, soft touch of mascara and undone updo. The updo included asymmetrical loose pieces falling across her face with a few layers tucked behind one ear to show off her soft peach contoured blusher.
Sister act Immy and Suki Waterhouse did a double act of glamorous eyeliner flicks to accentuate their doe eyes but put the London spin on their makeup with a frosty lipstick and zero blush. It's certainly time to stock up on carbon black liner because 2016 is set to be the year when flicks make a comeback special.
Lottie Moss showcased the perfect L-town It girl spin of the beachy wave: It has a soft blow-dry finish but with bounce. Use only lightweight finishing products to keep the look soft; it can't be even remotely stiff or overprocessed. To top off the look, Lottie went for fully loaded kohl eye makeup. Blusher and lipstick were kept on the low to keep the look laid-back and to make the high-octane eye finish relevant for daytime shows. Clever.
Model Portia Freeman was the epitome of the English rose with her nana-chic floral dress that she suitably accessorised with a vampy red lip and Marilyn Monroe–esque blonde waves.
Tapping into the 2016 vibe for all things plaited, supermodel Lara Stone went for an undone, side-parted braid held in place with a transparent hair-tie. With exaggerated layers lifting out of the plait and sections of hair tumbling down, she redefined chic bedhead!
Boys just wanna have fun too! This is a special mention to radio DJ Nick Grimshaw who got into the spirit of LFW and tinted the tips of his achingly-cool 'do with pink dye. Permanent or semi-permanent, this look is not for the faint-hearted beau.
Rosie Fortescue opted for Dutch braids not once, but twice at the LFW A/W 16 shows. To channel this look, separate your hair into two sections with the main part of your hair coming from a side parting on the crown of your head. Begin the main braid from the side parting, gentle plaiting your hair neatly downwards and ending at the nape of the neck. Capture the second portion of your hair backwards and meet the two braids at the nape of the neck, finishing them off into one plait. Add a touch of matte brown lipstick to finish.
Sarah Jane Crawford gave us a master class in striking the pitch-perfect balance between a pretty lip, statement eyes and a dusting of bronzer. Opt for a lipstick that elevates your own natural hue and apply a layer of shimmer or gloss, this enables you to go for soft-focus eyeshadows and bronzers that reflect your complexion without looking overdone.
MTV presenter Laura Whitmore reached for a brick red lipstick for her outing on the FROW. The Irish-born blonde teased out her blue eyes with a light brown kohl pencil and a generous helping of mascara in carbon black. Her super-glossy mane was curled into waves to complete the unapologetically glamorous finish.
Pixie Geldof is the ultimate hair chameleon who changes her tresses with the seasons, so it's hard to guess what 'do she'll whip her locks into next. This time around, the model went for a darker shade of her natural hair colour and went laid-back in coquettish loose pigtails. Coupled with barely-there makeup and virtually nonexistent mascara, her fresh-face look inspired us to detox from our makeup bag for the upcoming fashion shows.
Another day, another fashion party. This time Alexa opted for a whispy messy bun to chime with her matte, barely there foundation and statement autumnal lip (a nod, no doubt, to the A/W 16 LFW vibe). Note that the A-lister's natural-look eye makeup focuses in on an even application of mascara (no heavy-handed clumps here) and neatly brushed brows.
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