Hot Take: Your Fashion & Beauty News Refresher For The Week Of 20/06/22
Here's what you may have missed over the weekend
Prada showcases gingham and leather shorts for its menswear 2023 collection
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simon's showcased their menswear collection for spring/summer 2023 over the weekend and the resulting collection was a mix of sharp suiting, black leather hot pants and gingham. Front row guests included Jeff Goldblum, Rami Malek and Damson Idris. Show notes describe the collection as "fashion evoked through context, the juxtaposition of elements and garments, fashioning an impression, creating style. Fashion as a manner, a way as well as a means of appearing. An expression of choice". The only criticism would be that it would finally be great to see the type of diverse body inclusivity casting expected of womenswear designers also extending to menswear.
Revlon files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
We almost couldn't believe it when beauty watchdog Estee Laundry took to Instagram on June 12 to tease that one of the world's biggest beauty conglomerates — Revlon — was set to file for bankruptcy.
Less than a week later, multiple sources confirmed the allegations were true. A press release shared by the the New York-based beauty company on June 16 cited supply chain disruptions, rising inflation, lender obligations and growing competition from celebrity beauty lines (more on that below) as the primary reasons for filing.
But before you start fretting, Revlon is set to receive USD $575 million in debtor-in-possession financing from its existing lenders, which will enable it to continue its day-to-day operations. The 90-year-old multinational beauty company is also home to brands like Elizabeth Arden, Almay, Mitchum and CND.
The long road to launching Rhode: Hailey Bieber's new skincare line
"Glazed [donut emoji] skin all 2022. Tell a friend," reads the caption of a post Hailey Bieber shared to her Instagram on January 26, accompanied by a snap of her, scantily clad with her signature luminous skin on show. Almost six months later to the day, the model and now skincare founder has revealed Rhode (also Hailey's middle name), a curated edit of three products said to "glaze skin with goodness" — Peptide Glazing Fluid, Barrier Restore Cream and Peptide Lip Treatment.
It speaks to a pared-back routine which reflects her own, and all three products are brimming with much-hyped skincare ingredients like peptides, niacinamide, and squalane, with a focus on skin barrier health and hydration.
But its launch begs the question: do we really need another celebrity skincare line?
Is Beyonce's British Vogue cover a precursor to a forthcoming disco era?
She's no stranger to dance music — Sweet Dreams is possibly one of Bey's better pop/dance records to date from 2009 — and with much excitement building towards her new album Renaissance: Act 1 releasing on July 29, her recent British Vogue cover shoot for the July edition released last week is a sign of things to come. The singer’s seventh solo studio album is described by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful as Beyonce's “most ambitious musical project to date”. “[It’s] music that makes you rise, that turns your mind to cultures and subcultures, to our people past and present, music that will unite so many on the dance floor, music that touches your soul."
For her retro-futuristic cover shoot inspired by club culture, she's seen wearing an array of fashion, and for the cover she wears a majestic peacock feathered headpiece created by Harris Reed, and an Alaia gown, photographed by Rafael Pavarotti. Atop a horse like Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 no less, another clue to a dance fest season for Miss B. Stay tuned.
TikTok's latest makeup craze is invisible
Yes, you read that right. Transparent graphic liner is the newest beauty trend to take over TikTok, made viral by a video shared by beauty creator May Akhtar.
Despite its moniker, this look doesn't call for eyeliner at all. Instead, May worked with a light concealer to outline her eyes, mimicking the shape of a graphic liner look before blending the edges to make it appear seamlessly blended into the rest of her base makeup.
A number of creators have shared their take on the trend to the platform, which gives the illusion of wide-awake, almond-shaped eyes.
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