More so than any other major fashion week venue, Milan has always felt like a true celebration of style. Nowhere else will you find a bold, glamorous homage to fashion presented so cheerfully – and the same goes for the beauty looks of show-goers. Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2023’s best beauty street style moments include the bold, bright and downright personal, but often with a tongue-in-cheek look at red hot beauty and fashion trends.
For the Milanese fashion world, hair is often the ultimate accessory and is treated like a built-in canvas for self-expression. This season, hair rings add a golden, metallic accent to any braided style, while flashy split-dye hues and neon tips add a pop of color to the top. This freewheeling energy extends to the best street style makeup looks too. You’ve seen green eyeshadow on chic celebrities like Zendaya, Rosalia and Solange Knowles, and Milan’s Coolest are also giving the color another official co-signature — but not without a few twists. As a preview of the coming spring and summer of 2023, it looks like bright colors and the beauty version of dopamine dressing are – mercifully – here to stay.
First, the most notable beauty street style moments from Milan Fashion Week SS23.
Hair knot in the upper half
Consider the always-viral slicked bun trend next year. On top, the hair is sleek, gelled and secured into a twisted bun while the rest is allowed to flow freely. As this Fashion Week guest demonstrates, it’s clearly the best of both worlds.
Green eye shadow
There’s no doubt – rich, luscious green eyeshadows are reigning supreme these days, and the same goes for Milan Fashion Week attendees. This guest’s grass-green eyeshadow — which actually appears to be a cream-based or icing-style eyeshadow — is a whimsical pop of color against an all-white ensemble.
Even with the show on hiatus, that euphoria effect is still strong. Taking on the green eyeshadow trend, this guest is a double whammy of color and shape. The pea green, concentrated on the lids, is framed by blue eyeshadow wings that bring a whole new element to the look.
Goodbye curtain bangs – it’s time for baby bangs to shine. Cropped above the eyebrows, baby bangs — similar to the micro bangs Katie Holmes just cut — frame the face with unexpected edge and lots of polish.
The shimmering constellation of silver hair rings in this Fashion Week guest’s braids — rings that perfectly match her earrings, mind you — is a chic, metallic pop against her jet black turtleneck.
A bold, vampy lip is always a welcome sight, especially when it’s as deep and glossy as this Fashion Week guest’s. By keeping the rest of her makeup relatively simple — just note the bold brows and lashes — this burgundy lip color takes center stage.
After a span of several years in which praise reigned, the Is correct Bob – one who completely bares his shoulders – is back with a vengeance. The cropped style has been spotted on celebrities like Viola Davis, Maude Apatow and Issa Rae, and this Fashion Week guest proves why. Remarkably, instead of a choppy, layered bob, this one has clean blunt ends and an even length all around.
Spiky Space Buns
This Milan Fashion Week attendee proves that space buns don’t just go down at music festivals. Space buns are a high fashion style in their own right, especially with accented lace tips for a fanned out effect.
Speaking of siren eyes, this guest’s eye-catching eyeliner look is so winged it’s ready to take off. The laser-precise lines and inky black finish are stunning, especially on an otherwise bare face.
Short, chic and always a hit, this guest’s cropped afro shows off his stunning natural curl pattern while drawing all the attention to his brushed brows and glowing rosy cheeks.
Invest in Manic Panic stocks now, because the loud and proud hair-dye styles of yore (well, like 2012) have returned — but not without a high-fashion makeover. By concentrating the electric blue hue only on the ends, the dye feels more like an accessory than an all-over hair color.
Bleach can be just as effective for nailing the split-dye look. This guest uses another popular throwback technique — undercut color secured in a pulled-back knot — for dimension and edgy flair.