Over the past nine days, otherwise known as the marathon that is New York Fashion Week, we witnessed a parade of beauty looks to accompany the womenswear collections of SS15. While some were suggestions we're sure to soon see on the streets, others were radically eccentric. The various NYFW venues saw designers showcase punk sea sirens, mohawk'd ravers, A$AP Rocky doppelgangers and Woodstock groupies. We take a look back at the city's shows and revisit the top from-the-neck-up looks NYFW had to offer.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the creative force behind Rodarte, brought punk sea sirens to their SS15 catwalk. The designers behind Dazed's recent State of Fashion takeover day "pierced" the brows of their fresh-from-the-ocean mermaids with multiple silver rings. Rodarte's facial accessories and sea-torn collection were a nostalgic nod to the late 90s/early 00s, reminding Dazed contributor Katherine Bernard of the glittery, strappy outfits worn by Mary-Kate and Ashley in their travel movies.
For their second show at the helm of Marc by Marc Jacobs, directors Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier channelled 90s English rave culture and resurrected the micro bun mohawk. While the style inspired by Björk was once reserved for nightclubs and worn exclusively at warehouse dance parties, the cult hairstyle complemented the Marc girl's new attitude.
If 3.1 Phillip Lim'sSS15 show press notes were anything to go by, Leonard Cohen's lyrics, "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything" encapsulated the once-perfect, now-electrified hair of Lim's models. Their buns – replete with frazzled wispy strands – helped to communicate the American designer's jarring SS15 collection.
Tim Burton meets The Virgin Suicides meets Twiggy: this seasonThom Browne mod'd-up his models, accessorising the doe-eyed ingénues with kooky headpieces, which could be confused for a Tim Burton design. Browne's hats assumed the form of shirt turbans and seersucker-wearing trilbies; whimsical additions that were anchored by the models' heavily lined, false lash-laden eyes.
Apparently the hairstyle of the season, DKNY's braided look was of the FKA Twigs variety. While other designers (see: Chromat) may have opted for A$AP Rocky cornrows, Donna Karan preferred her models' baby hair gelled and their faces dewy, in an homage to the styles worn on the streets of New York.