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Giambattista Valli and the Modern Goth

Posted November 6, 2017 by Madeline Makoul


Fall brings more than just changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes; it also signals the start of fashion week. From the busy streets of New York to the tree-lined sidewalks of Paris, fashion is always looking forward to the next big thing. For that reason, the runways in September and October are not full of fall designs, but already have their eyes set on spring. Despite their foresight, many of the shows featured hues that are most popular in these colder months, and they have us seriously inspired.

Fashion Week draws the attention of people across the world, flocking from far and wide to see the latest designs that will inspire us for months to come. The shows, all dedicated to Spring 2018, had much of what you would expect for spring designs – lots of bright and pastel colors, floral prints and light-weight items that are perfect for the warmer temperatures. However, some designers kept the current season in mind, incorporating darker hues that not only have us excited for the items to release in the spring, but influence our style for the fall.

While New York always impresses, Paris Fashion Week swept us off our feet with designs from Miu Miu, Haider Ackermann and Giambattista Valli. The latter had a runway littered with romantic reds and dark, mysterious shades of black that had us excited for fall despite the springtime designs. It doesn’t have to all be turquoise and flowers, but this spring is set to take on an edgier vibe than ever before.

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The sheer black gown wows with the silver details, deep V-neck and bold ruffled shoulders. On the other hand, the maroon dress takes on a more romantic vibe. It so perfectly incorporates all of the latest trends, with layers of ruffles and underlying lace, coupled with dramatic sleeves. Despite the two gowns obvious differences, both take on a modern gothic tone – the perfect trend for fall.

With the inspiration we gained from the star-studded runways in Paris, we created a way for you to recreate the look, not with designer dresses, but makeup. For fall, we are inspired by shades of maroon. To embody this look, we’ve turned to our diamond eyeshadows in iced amethyst and rose quartz, with hints of black onyx and gold dust. Top the look off with our eye jewels in ruby red and you’ll be shining all through the winter months.

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