The Best Street Style Beauty From Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018 – Vogue.com
There was an undeniable spirit of adventure in the air at Milan Fashion Week. Call it the Gucci Effect—Alessandro Michele’s gang of gorgeous runway misfits seemed to spark a mood of self-expression that carried over to the streets, manifesting itself in colorful clothes and equally demonstrative hair and makeup.
Extreme dye jobs, like Lexi Boling’s icy white platinum and the vivid hue of Irene Kim’s ultraviolet bob, ruled supreme. But it was a particular shade of soda-pop orange that topped the spectrum of highly lensed hues, with stylist Katie Shillingford’s intensified tangerine tint playing perfectly off the electric orange leaves of her Hawaiian print shirt.
Classic beauty tropes, too, got their own fresh reworking, from lacquered red lips the color of a candy apple to glossy, waist-length raven hair with the reflective sheen of a mirror. In a playful spin on the cat eye, model-of-the-moment Teddy Quinlivan wore Missoni’s electric aqua wing from the runway onto the streets, and friends Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin were captured arm-in-arm leaving the Alberta Ferretti show with smoky lids and gelled, water-nyph waves worthy of a pair of urban mermaids.
Elsewhere, fashion week’s fittest editors, models, and stylists displayed their below-the-neck body confidence with exposed limbs and eye-catching flashes of skin, like stylist Tina Leung, who pulled back her army green puffer to reveal a crocheted Prada top and a cheeky pop of cleavage. But leave it an original Super to show ‘em how it’s done: After shutting down Versace with an internet-breaking show of her ageless physique, Helena Christensen gave the house’s Grecian, slit-to-there gown a spa day spin by topping its golden chainmail with—what else?—the fluffy white robe she picked up backstage.