Beauty Trend Report: Resort 2017

As the digital age evolves we find ourselves in a state of perpetual motion, with one great-city fashion week succeeding another at breakneck pace. And in the last decade mid-season resort collections have proven themselves to be a fashion calendar mainstay. So it is that we’ve diverse eye candy to present simultaneously, so close were their presentations. These are our favorite looks from Melbourne, Rio and beyond.

Above and Below the Line (Melbourne): Two standout beauty looks in Melbourne were presented by KITX and Ginger & Smart that show where you draw the line can make all the difference. KITX used a bright red hue to over line, just above the natural lip, while using a darker shade to fill in the top lip. Yet another shade of deep red was used for the bottom, for a study in contrasts.

Ginger & Smart’s approach was subtler, but no less striking. Rather than apply color at the waterline of the eye, or use shadow beneath, a defined stroke is placed just beneath the lashes. The rest of the eye, kept natural for emphasis.

Hair Today (Melbourne): Hair accessories may be 2017’s answer to this summer’s scarf resurgence. From babushka head pieces to more inventive, yet casual styles, our favorites were seen at Misha Collection and Daniel Avakian.

Nothing could be simpler, with as much drama, than a low ponytail tightly wrapped with soft, black velvet ribbon, as seen at Misha Collection. As for Avakian, his low, braided ponys featured minimalist broach accessories for a strong statement.

Filled In (Rio): Louis Vuitton held their resort collection in Rio, and presented what felt-like an Olympic-inspired (the next summer games are due to be held there) collection full of bright pops of color. Strong lines seen throughout the pieces were echoed in the strong brows of the models, dusted with shades of earth-toned shadows, fully filled in.

Peaches and Rouge (Havana): Chanel’s highly-anticipated presentation in Havana was replete with the city’s signature accessory, the straw fedora. As if evoking the warmth and sensuality of the city itself, makeup was kept warm, with pink and peach tones. It felt like a more feminine, youthful and carefree alternative to bronzer and contouring. A shiny gloss finished the lips, perfect to make us think of steamy Central-American nights.

About the Author

Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. Based in New York, she is a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and reporter. You can find out more at her site and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.