The Autumn/Winter 2020 runways across the major fashion capitals showcased some of the most daring grooming trends for men. Here, a closer look at the best hair and makeup styles.
The Mia Farrow
An imperative look this season, the pixie cut was seen on the runways from New York to Paris. Led by Prada and Givenchy, the buzzwords here are texture and micro fridge, pulled together for a rebelliously relaxed and still statement-making mane. The great thing about this hairstyle is this is a versatile cut that can be styled differently for any occasion. Take the plunge and look to the retro icons like Mia Farrow for this but keep it modern with choppy layers to add volume. You also want to invest in a good pomade to keep it shiny and piece-y.
The wet look has been the preference of du jour for a few seasons now – and it’s going nowhere fast. The shiny, slicked strands were splashed across New York, London and Milan fashion weeks and the Paris runways were likewise soaked with ultra-smooth, gleaming hair. Wet comb-backs with glistening roots gave an undone appeal at Salvatore Ferragamo and Sunnie, while taut, polished styles secured neatly gave a sleek, sculptural finish at Alexander McQueen. Whether used to counteract haute couture, ethereal clothes, as seen at Loewe or playing into the general feel of sci-fi, à la Raf Simons, its efficiently cool and as long as there’s no hair hanging in your face – you’re now on trend. The only rule? More is more, so just stock up on hair gel.
Not one for day-to-day, perhaps, but for occasion wear – from festivals to red carpets– the catwalks served some jaw-dropping inspirations for facial adornments. Eye embellishment, in particular, had a moment, with creative and image director of Christian Dior makeup, Peter Philips decorating models’ inner corner of the eyes at Dior Men with subtle silver studs, while models walked the Louis Vuitton runway wearing holographic masks. Elsewhere, at Kiko Kostadinov, metallic string adorned the model’s face while Walter Van Beirendonck took it up a notch by putting spikes on models’ cheeks to complete his eccentric collection.
Less is More
Clear skin, full brows, can’t lose. Yep, you guessed it – flawless, pampered skin is firmly on the agenda for autumn/winter runways (when is it not?). When the eyes and lips were pared back this season, skin was highly polished as evidenced by models that walked down most of the shows across the four cities such as Jacquemus, Gucci and Bottega Veneta. At dunhill, make-up artist, Wendy Rowe focused on the skin prep with lots of hydrating products that meant she needed less make-up to achieve a beautiful glow. Proof that looking effortless fresh-faced is still the beauty (and wellness) holy grail.