Hair and beauty makes a statement at New York Fashion Week

NEW York Fashion week went ahead (13th-17th September) without a hitch in moving as it did from the runway to virtual reality almost across the board, the exception being socially distanced outdoor audiences of no more than 50 people while most of the shows streamed online.

While fashion trends for spring/summer 2021 were making a hit, backstage beauty professionals were making a statement with stunning hair and makeup looks around the new normal essential face mask featuring new solutions for recreating colourful eyes.

At Zero + Maria Cornejo makeup artist Dick Page created stand-out eye statements while non-smear faux freckles were the thing for Jason Wu’s Erin Parsons. Anna Sui and Collina Strada presented spring statement face flowers and for a more understated look, fresh flower crowns and veils.

Image credit Ike louie Natividad


In a return to the heady days of disco, Tom Ford created iridescent eyeshadow washes with deep fruit colour blushes hearkening back to the 1970s while at Rodarte, Anna Sui and Cinq à Sept added a touch of coverage and artistic highlighting for bold lips and bare eyes.

The spring/summer 2021 season will be all about experimental and inventive hair, makeup and nails with braided and sweeping hairstyles to suit models’ aesthetics and hair types, bold eyeliners, imaginative brows and bold lashes and nail appliques.

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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