The 6 biggest beauty trends of Milan Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2022
The biggest takeaway in Milan Fashion Week spring / summer 2022 is that after almost two years in lockdown, people are really in the mood to party when it comes to beauty. But it is not the party of the here and now that interests creators, but parties from another time and from a completely different place, like Studio 54 for Kim Jones at Fendi, with all its decadence and his sense of abandonment. Or a late ’90s meets the vibe of the early’ 90s, in the case of Blumarine and Versace, as well as Dolce & Gabbana with its sex appeal, glitz and glamor.
Below, Vogue brings together the best beauty trends from Milan Fashion Week.
Straight hair in poker
Nothing says late 90s / early 2000s more than straight hair like poker. Think of Paris Hilton, BeyoncÃ© Knowles, Jennifer Lopez and even Jennifer Aniston once she got too big for the âRachelâ. The look went out of fashion in the late 2000s, giving way to more natural textures. But if we trust the Milanese fashion shows, this clean style is back in force. See Lily Donaldson with her long bleached blonde, ironed locks to surprise Cleavage or Dua Lipa at Versace, which made its runway debut with XXL extensions. It’s maximum sex appeal for almost minimal effort and obviously it looks great on the dance floor.
Since the launch of Juicy Tubes, the focus has not been on lip gloss. In fact, the much-loved beauty trend of the late 90s and early 2000s dominated Milan runways, with Blumarine recalling that same period with her glossy, shiny and super-shiny lips. Elsewhere, and going back a little further in time, Peter Philips referred to the work of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez with a range of red lacquer lips worthy of Studio 54 at Fendi. If you’re in the mood to party, look no further than this nostalgic beauty trend – and if you really want to stand out, you might want to invest in some Blumarine body glitter.
Another nostalgic beauty trend has popped up on the Milan catwalks this season, and that’s the middle part. Less assertive than its poker companion (although the two go hand in hand), the mid-sections can update any look. Go disco glam like at Fendi, with the middle parts pulled into tight buns, keep it fresh and precise like at Prada, or sex with a good gloss, like at Dolce & Gabbana.