Sartorial savants will have you believe that fashion is the epicentre of everything. And while the notion may sound hyperbolic to some, there is no denying its prevalence and deep-rooted involvement in our day-to-day lives. Fashion can serve as a proxy for the advocacy of certain practices or specific lifestyles. Fashion can also shape the zeitgeist of a time period; a reflection of momentous events and happenings conveyed via the use of particular materials, shapes, and forms in a garment. Bearing this in mind, it stands to reason that there is much to glean from learning the ins-and-outs of the fashion industry, no matter if your interest lies in other fields. The Vogue Singapore beauty team is well aware of this—and has put this to practise by examining the latest fall/winter 2023 runways in an effort to excavate the up-and-coming sub-genres and trends sure to make its mark within the beauty sphere. As of late, we are looking at an aesthetic rooted in tradition and ritual: bridal beauty.
Sending a supermodel down the catwalk decked out as a bride is hardly a novel concept. Luminaries in the vein of Claudia Schiffer and Bella Hadid have all donned iterations of the frock and veil, of which are paired with hair and make-up looks that prove to be subversive and innovative in nature. 2023 is no exception—with fashion houses such as Zuhair Murad and Fendi pushing the envelope on what constitutes bridal beauty. Behold our curation of the most striking and captivating interpretations below comprising sculptural waves, provocative headgear, and more.
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A gauzy, gossamer-thin headpiece is sure to add just the right amount of dramatic flair to your visage. This dreamy bedazzled masterpiece from Georges Hobeika draws the eye thanks to its strategically-positioned translucent portions that creates a unique play of light against skin. For a radiant, high-shine finish, ensure dewy complexions are accompanied by a glossy pout.
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It’s safe to say that soft goth has infiltrated the ranks of bridal beauty as well. Take a leaf out of Zuhair Murad’s book and channel Wednesday Addams by opting for a sheer black veil. To ensure make-up is not overpowered by the theatricality of said hair accessory, be sure to match it with defined brows, thoroughly kohl-lined lids, as well as a strong contour to enhance the distinct contours of your mien.
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Channel your inner coquette with expertly-lined liquid liner, bitten berry lips and the subtlest hint of blush. Remember that less is more in this instance, diffuse out any harsh lines and apply your colours in thin, buildable layers. Flattering for all skin tones in all seasons, this romantic, timeless look is sure to turn heads.
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If an ethereal, angelic beauty look is more your speed, consider metallic hues of pearlescent silver across the lids and cheeks. These lustrious finishes work best in controlled amounts, and set against a backdrop of fresh, semi-matte skin. And the Sandy Liang obsession continues…
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We can’t get enough of Zimmerman’s soft, romantic raven-haired look. Achieve this with a low bun, framed by soft tendrils and full, luscious brows. But what makes this look truly standout: the tonal use rosewood hues on the lips and cheeks. P.S. Not into eyelash extensions? Definitely load up on the mascara.
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Chanel’s half-up half-down natural hairstyle is the the perfect city hall bridal beauty look. Loose waves are tamed—only just—with a hint of something bridal. In this case, Chanel’s elegant white camellia, however Net-a-Porter might just what you’re after hair accessory-wise. Might we suggest a faux pearl Jennifer Behr bow?
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This bridal beauty look served by Ermanno Scervino screams quiet glamour. We love the way this voluminous, wet-look crown which trails off to glossy waves: there’s just the right amount of control, movement and mermaid vibes. To give this sophisticated hair style the attention it deserves, keep your make-up minimal and in muted flesh-toned tones.
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Should sleek modernity sound far more appealing as compared to the bows and blowouts typically associated with brides-to-be, look no further than Fendi for inspiration. Meticulously-arranged shower-fresh strands ooze elegance and refinement, especially when coupled with pared-down make-up that allows for your natural features to shine through.
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Your big day, your rules. Badass brides get full permission to channel dark, moody make-up: we’re talkin’ graphic liner anchored by an unapologetically fashion-forward black or deep navy lip.