Backstage at Fashion Scout: Day One

Exploring the upcoming hair and makeup trends for SS16, Fashion Scout headed backstage to the first shows of the day, Jamie Wei Huang, Angel Chen and Gyo Yuni Kimchoe. With a plethora of emerging beauty trends, beauty sponsors The Body Shop and Toni&Guy created innovative looks to compliment each of the designers' collections.

Jamie Wei Huang and Angel Chen showcased the standout hair trend for SS16, braids. Angel Chen's look kept hair back of the face and textured using label.m Sea Salt Spray, with models wearing intricate braids individually styled to flatter their faces natural contour. Strands of hair were undone to reflect the rebelliousness of the younger generation in the late 1960's USA. Continuing the braided trend, Jamie Wei Huang used two intertwined fishtail plaits created with messy textures for a natural look.

Gyo Yuni Kimchoe created a similarly natural tousled look with a rockabilly inspired twist using label.m Volume Mouse to construct a square quiff. The volumised front of the style lead into a sleek ponytail, emphasisng that updos are in for SS16.

Makeup looks appeared to showcase all or nothing, with Gyo Yuni Kimchoe and Angel Chen displaying bold, rebellious models opposing Jamie Wei Huang's raw, natural look.

Gyo Yuni Kimchoe used The Body Shop Honey Bronze to create a sunkissed base with the Shimmer Block in bronze highlighting the models' features. Eyebrows were filled in with dark mascara with contrasting red and green eyeshadow above the brow line to hint to Native American connotations. Angel Chen also displayed strong brows using transferrable barbed wire tattoos to create a defiant look. Over a matte bronze base, models were adorned with personal transferable tattoos and faux facial piercings, rejecting conformity.

Exhibiting a raw, youthful look, Jamie Wei Huang showcased the SS16 bare faced trend, with sunkissed models adorned with a base of The Body Shop Moisture it and Colour Crush eyeshadow in coconut. The model's flushed appearance was accentuated with a touch of blush to their cheeks.

With contrasting makeup trends and an exciting insight into SS16's updos, Fashion Scout can't wait to see what the talented teams at The Body Shop and label.m Toni&Guy create over the coming days.

Words: Elizabeth Renfrey (@erenfrey)

Images: Maja Jankowska (@babypolsky)

Editor: Fiona Nicholls (@fifinicholls)