After what felt like a mere instant, the fashion season is here to greet us once again. Whilst couture week is hot on the heels of the men’s shows for fall/winter 2023 in Milan and Paris, it seems we still have much recounting to do for the latter. After all, it had been a true sight to behold in the two cities; both out on the streets and on the impeccable runways. Recall Prada’s sublime articulation of modern tailoring, the rebellious vitality at Rick Owens or the cacophony of textures recorded emerging from Louis Vuitton’s playhouse.
And yet the fashion was not all there was. Trust that our eyes were kept peeled on the beauty pulls as well—especially when it only meant more daring hair and make-up moments to emulate. This year’s men’s shows were an unexpected starting point: with much of the focus veering towards the crowns we wear on our heads. Avant-garde, dystopian headpieces were weaved into the looks at Comme des Garçons whilst softly tousled curls reminiscent of the 1920s were on display at Casablanca.
When it came to the treatment of the mien, a few shows dialled up on the drama to create more unconventional, theatrical looks—meant to play into the concept of the collections. At Rick Owens and Rains, thick black stripes were drawn across the eyes, firmly enhancing the fierce and elaborate garments worn. With JW Anderson, body and face tattoos became very much a part of the collection itself, as Jonathan Anderson’s contemplated gender and the body.
For what it’s worth, it seems the fun and playful nature of experimenting in the beauty department has been proven to us once again. For more eclectic inspo, see Vogue Singapore’s curation of the most noteworthy beauty captures as seen at the men’s fall/winter 2023 shows.
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Wooyoungmi: Shimmering lids and silver hardware
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Walter Van Beirendonck: Outward fringe and bejewelled eyes
3 / 10
Rick Owens: Gothic black stripes and wet, slicked hair
4 / 10
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy: Purple-rimmed eyes and dark matte lip
5 / 10
Kiko Kostadinov: Youthful graphic liner
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Loewe: Angel-esque eyes with coloured contacts
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JW Anderson: Kaleidoscopic face paint
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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus: Wired, dystopian headwear
9 / 10
Rains: Texturised mane and coal-drenched eyes
10 / 10