At the New York shows this weekend, models, It girls, and editors found themselves swept away by a spirited round of out-of-the-box beauty ideas guaranteed to shake things up. Think deeply romantic hair accessories, wonderfully weird eye glosses, and lips bright enough to double as an impromptu traffic light. Not to mention the wave of front row first-timers and fledgling celebrity faces that promise to make up the next generation of beauty muses. Here, seven game-changing moments you may have missed over the weekend, from the mass platinum plunge at Alexander Wang to the hair prescription designed to carry you through a spring rainstorm.
1. Bleach Blonde Mania
Hairstylist Guido Palau sparked a full-blown craze for ’70s surf blonde atAlexander Wang with 18 radical color transformations—including model Katie Moore’s shift from redhead to towhead—that echoed Kylie Jenner’s own standout platinum moment in the fashion house’s front row.
2. Real Girls Take the Runways
Bringing a wave of refreshingly real-world body types to their Opening Ceremony runway, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim tapped non-model friends like Rashida Jones, Jessica Williams, Natasha Lyonne, and Whoopi Goldberg to walk in their latest show. It was a casting phenomenon that placed an emphasis on personality first—one that was echoed elsewhere with sightings of Instagram star and show closer Slick Woods at Gypsy Sport, activist and amputee Lauren Wasser at Chromat, and downtown It girl Camilla Deterre at Eckhaus Latta.
3. Colorful (And Quirky!) Eye Glosses
The glossy lids at Dion Lee, tinted in shades of sheer fuchsia and tangerine by makeup artist Hannah Murray, were a fresh and wearable idea for eyes, rivaled only by Altuzarra’s delicate orange smudge and Gypsy Sport’s Technicolor gleam.
4. Arts & Crafts Hair Accessories
5. Techno-Bright Red Lips
6. City Slick Hair
Wet went two ways this weekend: Swept back into ladylike waves at Altuzarra and liberally dunked in gel at Hood By Air (shown). If you’ve been waiting for the chic pre-emptive solution to getting caught in a spring rainstorm without an umbrella, congratulations—this is it.
7. Front Row 2.0
There’s a new crop of bright young faces to keep an eye on, starting now: On the heels of Kaia Gerber’s Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign announcement, the next generation of celebrity beauties in training staked their future claims to It girl status, with Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon and Die Antwoord offspring Sixteen Jones finally claiming their front row birthright.