While Key fashion events including the Met Gala and the final for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers have both been cancelled.
In 2017, we’ve witnessed all kinds of crazy and over the top beauty trends rise to fame, like: feather eyebrows, metallic lips and pink eyes shadow. Now that we’ve made it to 2018, new trends have already been invented and we can’t wait to share them with you cause some of those sound like pure brilliance and others like total BS:
1. Spider Lashes
Spider lashes are basically lashes that are clumped up together, sorta like spider legs; hence the name. Instagram beauty gurus are combining spider lashes with fresh, natural looking face makeup. And although I’m not a huge fan of twiggy lashes but I respect the trend, only because it’s simple and not incredibly psychotic. Origin of the trend: Dior’s spring 2018 show.
2. Corset Braids
We all know that corsets were made for holding together those extra pounds of weight away from the crowd by squeezing in your tummy, mainly. But now that corset braids have made their debut, the word ‘corset’ is being thrown around and used so loosely. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of this trend because I think that it’s a waste of time and fabric but, nonetheless, I’ve seen some really pretty corset braids. So, if you’re into that kinda thing, you should deff go for it!
3. Golden Glow
Now, this one’s all on Rihanna. Ever since she created her Fenty highlighter in the shade of ‘Trophy Wife’, people have been going nuts for it. Everybody’s forgotten about subtle highlighting with champagne and white shades, and now the entire planet’s into Rihanna’s flashy gold highlighter. I mean, I would go for this only for the hell of it, once. But this is definitely, positively, unquestionably not an everyday makeup look, ya’ll. You know what I’m saying?
4. Slime Highlighter
Now, this is a trend that I can get on board with, maaan. This is woke AF! I love slime and I sure as hell love to highlight the hell out of my face and now Givenchy has graced us with its SLIME HIGHLIGHTER. First off, the highlighter’s 72% water, which is pretty cool. Second, I can’t handle how dope it looks, to be honest. Third, on their website, Givenchy states that the product is “Packed with pink-hued micro pearls” so, I’m pretty sold. Fourth, I have seen a good amount of online video reviews on this one and my $45 are ready #NoTheyAint
5. Freckle Tattoos
People are getting freckle tattoos on their faces and I think it’s INSANE. What the hell is going on, world? How is this the latest microblading trend? I honestly don’t get this and I 100% don’t believe its worth neither the money nor the fuss. The tattoos are semi permanent and they last for 3 years. Damn it, I’m angry!
6. LED Lashes
Shut up and take my money, dude! Imagine having those on at a rave, I would totally try these because they look so fun! According to Cool Wearables, “f.lashes (that’s what they’re called) consist of a motion sensor and individually controlled LEDs connected with almost invisible wires. You get different effects and color options to choose from. These lashes are weatherproof, don’t get warm, and last over 4 hours on battery.”. I like you, f.lashes <3
7. Glitter Masks
Aight so, first off, NO! Second, HELL to the NO. No, ma’am. I knew it was a matter of time until glitter spread to our toothpastes and face masks, I KNEW IT! But, this just looks unhealthy and disgusting. Glitter isn’t even approved by the FDA to be added to beauty products. And by the way, it costs $59 to get all those glittery stars stuck on your face for a few minutes before washing them off.
8. Glass Lips
Nope, it’s not 2006, clear lip gloss is IN AGAIN, baby! Everyone’s digging the dewy, water-shine makeup look now. It started with highlighting your face and now it has made it to the lips! Rihanna herself gave her blessings to the look when she had her makeup artists apply various layers of clear lipgloss to her models’ lips at her Spring 2018 show for Fenty x Puma
9. Inner Circle Highlight
Apparently, celebrities are now ditching traditional highlighter colors for highlighting the corners of the eyes and trading them in for more vibrant colors like pink, blue, orange and even violet, like Shay Mitchell in the photo above. I have to admit, it looks pretty cool, I might even have a go at it.
Pantone has announced that Ultra Violet is the official color of the year 2018 and we all have to bow down cause Pantone is everything. I am totally into this, I approve! I already bought my metallic ultraviolet lip shine and nail polish and I diiiig. “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” that’s what it says on Pantone’s website and I was very easily bought.
The First Middle East Fashion Week Is Coming To Dubai Next Week
The region’s biggest fashion even, the debut Middle East Fashion Week (MEFW) is set to land in Dubai next spring in 2021. The five-day event will feature more than 20 creatives in the fashion industry plus showrooms, fashion forums, awards, trunk shows, VIP lunches and galas.
The first edition will definitely be the highlight of the year and one of the most booming events of 2021. Antonio Rubel, the Founder and President of MEFW has been in the fashion scene for seven years and he’s the one behind nine fashion weeks held un Dubai, two in Beirut and, of course Riyadh Fashion Week.
“The Middle East is the new fashion capital of the world, and we want to shout about it. MEFW will be a magnificent concoction of creativity, flair, talent and energy, showcasing fashion designers from around the world in one stunning location,” Rubel said. “We have been bringing fashion events to the region for more than seven years now, but this will be like nothing the Middle East has ever seen before.”
“Fashion is more than the unveiling of a finished look; it is a creative process. The Dubai Fashion Emporium will offer a front row seat behind the curtain; a permanent installation showcasing the gears as they turn from conception to catwalk. Dubai Fashion Emporium creates experiences that open the gateway to the world of fashion and brings outsiders in. We will be revealing exciting projects – who’s excited to know more! Stay tuned.” The website read.
Check Out Mônot’s Latest Breathtaking Campaign at Al-Ula
The historical site Al-Ula just witnessed yet another splendid campaign and one of the most notable photo-shoots this year!
Lebanese-American designer Eli Mizrahi had a breathtaking photoshoot in Al-Ula last January for his fall collection with a remarkable cast of supermodels and creative team, made up of the industry’s most talented individuals ever.
Eli Mizrahi, the creative director of Mônot, enlisted some of his superstar model friends to star in their epic Fall campaign. Mizrahi personally reached out to Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Candice Swanepoel, Alek Wek, Mariacarla Boscono, Amber Valetta, and Xiao We Ju to appear in the campaign, which was shot in 24 hours.
“I wanted to bring together a cast of amazing supermodels from all different backgrounds, ages, and ethnicity to underline the fact that Mônot is both an inclusive brand and one that wants to empower and celebrate women,” Mizrahi said.
“I just spoke to the models from the heart about my vision, as an emerging independent brand, and they were really receptive to what I had to say.” He added.
Shot entirely in Al Ula to feature its breathtaking scenery! Photography by the duo Luigi & Iango before the world went into lockdown Eli’s vision was brought to life within both a stunning series of images and beautifully shot video.
Luigi & Iango shot the campaign last January in Al Ula, luckily before the lockdown. Another major get was enlisting Carine Roitfeld to style the shoot and Georgi Sandev on board for makeup. “I still can’t believe we got it all done in just 24 hours!” Mizrahi says.
Arab Fashion Week Goes Digital This Year
Arab Fashion Week (AFW) was scheduled to kick off in June but with the current situation, the industry is now introducing fashion week but in a whole different manner.
The Arab Fashion Week will be kicking off as planned but this year, it will be virtual this year as announced by the Arab Fashion Council and will take place online from June 24 to 26.
“We are thrilled to be able to revolutionize the traditional calendar by adapting a new digital experience that best fits the global financial and digital trend. We consider this move as a victorious step to shape the future of the fashion system into a more consumer conscious platform and sustainable culture, ” Founder and CEO of Arab Fashion Council Jacob Abrian said.
Both the runways and panel discussions will air live on the official website of AFW, and viewers will be able to purchase their favorite items online as well.
Shoppers who wish to purchase items from a brick-and-mortar store will be able to buy the collection off the shelves at a dedicated pop-up in 1422 Concept Store at City Walk, Dubai.
AFW follows the lead of the fashion weeks in London and Milan, which have also announced that they will be going digital and also take place online due to coronavirus restrictions.
The three-day long fashion event will be streamed on the AFW website and also broadcasted live to hundreds of millions of viewers, both via the website and in partnership with leading social media platforms.
“Today, more than ever, the traditional fashion system is in dire need for revolution and innovation. . . What we cherish now, the way we perceive luxury and the way we engage with things is completely different with how it used to be when the current fashion system was last updated in the last century. COVID-19 . . . has been the key accelerator to lead decisions in reshaping the norms,” Chief Strategy Officer of the Arab Fashion Council Mohammed Aqra said.