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The New Wave is Back! 80s Fashion Dominates New York Fashion Week

Daring, bold looks are dominating the runways at New York Fashion Week!

If you loved the 80s, get ready for a New Wave flashback! That’s right, 80s-inspired fashion, makeup, and hair proves that everything old is new again!

If you lived in the 80s, you probably loved the totally tubular fashion that this decade was famous for. Well, apparently so do designers at New York Fashion Week. This season, the trend is 80s big, sexy hair a la Cindy Crawford! But this look is more wearable than the big hair of the 80s. At the Cushnie et Ochs show this hair was inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s look in the 1983 film, Scarface. It is full, yet sleek.  To achieve this look, hairstylist Antonio Corral Calero prepped models’ hair with Moroccan Oil Thickening Lotion for volume, then blew it dry and brought the ends under.

Another trend as seen at the Adam Selman show was crimped hair. Lead hair designer James Pecis used wire that was bent into a U-shape to crimp the models’ hair. Then, the hair was tied in a knot at the forehead.

Remember teal eye shadow? Well, it came back in full force at the Jeremy Scott show with teal, orange-red, and purple eye shadow applied over the entire eyelid. This, however, is not as dramatic as Cyndi Lauper in the 80s. Rather, it is a softer, more subtle application used for today’s more modern, everyday wear.

Thakoon’s fall show paid homage to 80s supermodels by having models walk the runway in wet hair and sheer, dewy makeup. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert said, “In the 80s, you would see models in magazines doing exercise and on the beach with wet hair.” So she spritzed the model’s hair with water and then put it in a messy chignon. Makeup was sheer and dewy. Makeup artist Diana Kendal used Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and Deep Throat Blush. She also used Nars Last Frontier Velvet Eyeliner over the entire eye lid.

Do you think this ode to the 80s will make a comeback this fall? If you are ready to get out your pastel pink lipstick, cream blush, and shoulder pads, so are we!





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