It was clear at the Fall 2013 runway shows that punk served as a major inspiration for many hair and makeup looks. From New York to Milan, designers were heavily influenced by the most rebellious form of rock ‘n’ roll. The theme was most prevalent at the Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and Versace shows, with models rocking closely cropped pixies, smoky eyes and plum lips.
Fendi’s show was the most overtly punk. Radical neon fox-fur Mohawks were created by hairstylist Sam McKnight to match the bright fur the models wore. The label had the most original take on the theme, while Marc Jacobs and Gaultier took a more toned down approach. Hairstylist Guido Palau was responsible for the hair looks at the three other shows. At Marc Jacobs, he worked with Joan Jett-inspired statement wigs, with models sporting a similar short style at Jean Paul Gaultier. Hair was even simpler at Versace’s show, to serve as a balance for the over-the-top clothing featuring leather, lace, zippers and studs.
Complementing the purple mohawks, Fendi kept the beauty focused on models’ lips, with plum lipstick by Chanel. The other three labels played up the eyes. Models at Gaultier had strong, angular eyebrows, while the rest of the makeup was kept simple. Legendary Francois Nars created a smoky eye look for the girls at Marc Jacobs. He literally smudged models’ eye makeup with his fingers to create that effortless look. Versace girls rocked the traditional punk staple of black-rimmed eyes, while keeping the rest of the face muted and simple with nude lips.