Red and white and chic: The top three beauty looks from Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019
Yorkville Village was the setting for some seriously glamorous looks this week
Toronto Fashion Week's Fall/Winter 2019 shows came and went in a flash of liner and hairspray, with memorable looks worth taking note of… you may be incorporating the trends into your own beauty look sooner than you'd think. It was perhaps the most diverse set of shows that we've seen — with models of varying ages, body types and Lesley Hampton's show that consisted of only Indigenous models — worth mentioning until it becomes the norm.
From polished hair to striking eyes, this TFW was all about glamour, Canadian style. Here are our favourite looks.
Polished goes modern
"Zoran likes to push it," Redken artist Jorge Joao said of designer Zoran Dobric when it comes to hair each season, adding that "he did want to work with something a little more classic, that people relate to. A French twist is something that everyone [knows], bringing it all the way forward gives it a futuristic feel." To achieve this high fashion hair, Joao used volumizing hairspray from roots to tips, then added dry shampoo powder, and worked hair into a French roll from nape to crown.
Elsewhere, it was all about buns, hun, on the runway. Spotted at David Dixon, Zoff and Lesley Hampton, this ballerina style was anything but staid. All had minor twists that made them really wearable and fun.
At Bübl x DAVID DIXON, whose show brought awareness to those dealing with osteoporosis, Joao created a deep side part, bringing the hair into a low ponytail, before tying it into a knot, letting the ends splay out.
"With Lesley Hampton she wanted something classic, but something that still had movement," Joao said. Working with another low pony, the team braided the lengths of the hair and wrapped it around like a bun, and then massaged out some strands with their fingers to create said movement.
Red and white
Lesley Hampton enlisted Simone Otis, award winning P1M makeup artist and beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart spokesperson, to take on the task of making this look respectful but also editorial on her all-Indigenous cast of models. According to Otis, Hampton wanted to use red to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. "We landed on red eyelashes and red eyeliner on the bottom of the eye. In the end I found it looked really cool," Otis said backstage. "We were saying, this could be something that Saoirse Ronan would wear on the red carpet."
Meanwhile, at Mani Jassal, Otis and her team created a super pretty peachy look that was punched up with graphic white eyeliner. "Mani loves makeup," Otis said. "...we usually go darker around the eyes. [This season] she wanted to have it stay pretty, but what can we do to make it a little wilder?"
Jassal had Joao's team create long, low, thick braids (with the help of extensions on some of the models). Crowns, created by Jassal herself, donned heads, fabric weaving through the braid. The models sported long nails as well, with pearls of varying sizes well-placed with the help of CND nails.